Farmers markets and green carts provide New Yorkers with a variety of fresh fruit and vegetables. The Healthy High Schools Initiative promotes fundraising featuring healthy foods. Healthy workplace programs provide healthier food in the workplace. These are some of the ways the NYC Health Department is making it easier for New Yorkers to eat healthy.
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Many of us consume too much sugar,
without reailizing it. Sugar in sweetened drinks contains extra calories you don't need and those extra calories can lead to obesity and diabetes.
Shop Healthy NYC! can help you work with local stores to increase healthy offerings, like fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grain bread, low-fat milk, etc.
A Green Cart can only sell raw fruits and vegetables such as whole carrots, bananas, apples and berries. Find one to visit near home or work.
The New York City Food Standards were created with the goal of improving the health of all New Yorkers served by City agencies by decreasing risk of chronic disease related to poor nutritional intake.
The Healthy High Schools Initiative works with high schools to implement healthy food and non-food fundraisers and other events.
The Healthy Workplace Food Initiative helps businesses promote healthy eating in the workplace, including guidance for what to supply at meetings and in vending machines.
Find out how the New York City Health Department is working with children, parents, and staff in public schools to improve nutrition.