Skip to main content
BusinessLatest NewsLocalNYCPolitics

Quality of food offered by NYC agencies gets boost from Eric Adams

By 02/11/2022 9:31 AMNo CommentsBy YidInfo Staff

The quality of food offered by New York City agencies got a much-needed boost on Thursday.

Big Apple mayor Eric Adams signed two executive orders seeking to improve the quality of food offered by city agencies and the city’s messaging around healthy eating.

The new order mandates the city Health Department and the newly-created Mayor’s Office of Food Policy with revisiting the food standards of city agencies and mandate that all promotional materials on food put out by the city feature healthy selections like fresh fruit and vegetables.

Among the agencies that will be affected by the orders is the Department of Social Services, which helps oversee the distribution of food to the city’s needy, the Education Department, which provides school lunches, and the Correction Department, which is responsible for feeding the city’s jail population.

“We were focused on caloric consumption and not nutritional consumption,” Adams said.

“So if we have to pay a little more to make sure that these perishable items are available, that’s a better investment. We have been paying less on the front end and paying more on the back end,” Adams added.

JOIN US ON WHAT'SAPP, TO GET INSTANT STATUS UPDATES AND BE IN THE KNOW.

CLICK HERE
By providing your phone number, you will receive text message updates from Yid-Info. You can opt out at any time by responding STOP.

bobby bracros

Author bobby bracros

More posts by bobby bracros

Leave a Reply

WordPress Ads