The first element of food justice is equality. The issue is that all people deserve equal access to healthy and affordable food sources in their communities. This should remain the same for everyone despite race, culture, age, gender, and financial standing.
The second element of food justice is change.
When given access to healthy food sources it is up to the communties to work together and take advantage of what they are given. As a whole we can change the demographics of obesiety and diabetes in NYC especially in children.
After our communities gain equality in better food and we change the rates of diabetes and obesiety we can continue to strive together to living healthier and happier lifestyles.
The Mary Mitchell Center works with three community gardens to grow fruits and vegetables to sell at the local Farmers Market. The Food Justice Club works in the Garden of Hope, growing their own produce and taking the kids on trips to learn the entire process of gardening from start to finish.
The 10 Principles of Intuitive Eating
Intuitive eating is an eating style that promotes a healthy attitude toward food and body image. The idea is that you should eat when you’re hungry and stop when you’re full. You listen to and trust your body’s wisdom and signals.Click To Learn More
Reject the Diet mentality
There is no such thing as “good” or “bad” foods if your stomach craves it because you will give in eventually or feel unsatisfied so its best to honor your hunger unless you want to feel worse.
Challenging the food police
Depending on what you desire to eat try foods that can replace the foods you crave and make them healthy choices so you can start changing to healthier eating habits.
Cope with your emotions without food
Instead of consuming foods without realizing it to cope with your emotions try exercising or meditating because consuming foods to deal with your emotions can become an unhealthy habit that can lead to obesity and/or diabetes.
When you not only exercise to lose weight or gain muscle but love doing it, it’s more enjoyable and you tend to do it more without stressing which is better for your physical and mental health.
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Food Justice Supporters
Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our communities think:
“Community gardens are my favorite places in New York City. They provide fresh air, local food and a respite from our hectic urban landscape.”
New York State SenatorArticle Link
“Lead consumption can affect the heart, kidneys and nerves. Health effects of lead exposure in children include impaired cognition, behavioral disorders, hearing problems and delayed puberty.”
Flint Michigan CommuntiyArticle Link
“It takes a lot of community organizing and education through the districts to achieve the ultimate goal of getting fresh produce where it is needed in the local community”
Civil EatsArticle link
“The best thing about the local food movement is that we have a different supply chain, and when demand increases, we’re able to move more quickly with local suppliers”
General manager of Syracuse Cooperative Market in Upstate New YorkArticle link
“The Rethinkers began to learn about alternatives, including bringing local, fresh foods into the cafeteria, changing menus to provide healthy and fresh food and reorienting the overall school food environment.”
Robert Gottlieb and Anupama Joshi
co-director of the National Farm to School Network.Article Link
“Everyone should have equitable access to healthy food, every community should have greater control over their food options, every person should have enough nutritious food to live a healthy life”
NYC Data Council TeamArticle Link
“Food access is important in all settings where people make choices. Having access to healthy, safe, and affordable food choices is crucial for an individual to achieve a healthy eating pattern.”
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