NYSAND News Updates


American Farmland Trust

Statewide Coalition Applauds Historic Commitment in New York State Budget to Increasing Healthy Food Grown on New York Farms and Served in K-12 Schools.

New York Grown Food for New York Kids, a statewide coalition of school, farm, food, public health, anti-hunger and environmental organizations, applauds Governor Cuomo and the New York State Senate and Assembly for a historic commitment in the 2018-19 State Budget to bringing more healthy food grown in New York into K-12 schools.

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New York Grown Food for New York Kids

NYSAND signs on to letter to the Members of the Education Conference Committee as members of the New York Grown Food for New York Kids Coalition, a statewide coalition of school, food, farm, anti-hunger and environmental organizations, strongly supporting the "Locally Sourced School Meal Reimbursement," a $10 million appropriation included in the Executive proposal and the Senate and Assembly One House Budget Bills. This funding will offer critical resources to help K-12 schools purchase healthy foods grown in New York.

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NYSAND's Testimony on 2018 NYS Executive Budget Plan

In January, Governor Cuomo released his proposal for the 2018-2019 NYS Executive Budget. It contains several nutrition-related initiatives aimed at improving the health of New Yorkers. Recently, NYSAND submitted testimony to the Joint Fiscal Committee of the NYS Legislature to express our support for these initiatives. You can find this testimony here

NYSAND Memorandum of Support

NYSAND recognizes the important link between nutrition and agriculture. We actively support legislation that supports our mission.  Click the link below to read more:

Memorandum of Support to study and develop a long-term strategy for sustaining farming and food production in New York State.

STAND Member in Reader’s Digest

Southern Tier Academy’s Julie Lee is featured in Reader’s Digest for her delicious Egg Salad Avocado Toast recipe. Julie is a campus dietitian for Binghamton University Dining Services where she works with meal plan accommodations and menu development, provides nutrition education and outreach, and counsels individuals to address nutritional concerns and to foster a healthy relationship with food. Julie has been on the board for the Southern Tier Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics since 2012 and currently serves as the treasurer. She is a 2015 recipient of the NYSAND Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year award. You can follow Julie on Instagram @JulieLeeRD.

WNYDA Member Talks High Blood Pressure

Western New York Dietetic Association’s Dana Ingebretson provides helpful tips on managing blood pressure. Ingebretson is the Director of Nutrition Services for the Greater Buffalo United Accountable Healthcare Network.