Press Releases

Assemblywoman Russell Appointed Chair of Task Force on Food, Farm & Nutrition

Assemblywoman Addie J. Russell (D-Theresa) announced her appointment as Chair of the Assembly Task Force on Food, Farm and Nutrition Policy. “The appointment provides me a platform to support North Country food consumers and producers and tackle barriers...

February 12, 2015
Governor Signs Jaffee Suburban Agriculture Bill

Albany, NY – Assemblymember Ellen Jaffee (D-Suffern) Chair of the Assembly Taskforce on Food, Farm and Nutrition Policy, today announced that Governor Cuomo has signed in to law her bill (A8026/S6360) Chap. 463, An Act to Amend the Agriculture and Markets...

December 3, 2014
Assemblymember Jaffee, Rockland Farm Alliance Host Community Education Event

(Pearl River, NY) Assemblymember Ellen Jaffee (D-Suffern) Chair of the Assembly Taskforce on Food, Farm and Nutrition Policy, and the Rockland Farm Alliance today held a community education event at Bluefield Farm, an organic flower farm in Blauvelt,...

June 24, 2014
Assemblymember Ellen Jaffee: Food, Farm and Nutrition Programs in State Budget

Albany – Assemblymember Ellen Jaffee (D-Rockland), Chair of the Assembly's Task Force on Food, Farm and Nutrition Policy announced that the Assembly successfully restored or increased funding for agriculture and nutrition programs in the recently passed...

April 22, 2014
Assemblymember Ellen Jaffee: Food, Farm and Nutrition Programs in State Budget

Albany - Assemblymember Ellen Jaffee (D-Rockland), Chair of the Assembly's Task Force on Food, Farm and Nutrition Policy announced that the Assembly successfully restored or increased funding for agriculture in the recently passed state budget and fought...

March 21, 2013
Jaffee to Chair Assembly Task Force on Food, Farm, Nutrition Policy

“It's really amazing to see people wanting to eat seasonally in the winter.I'm so glad Ellen Jaffee is in our court; she's always responsive to our concerns.” - Joan Dye Gussow, Professor, Author, Food Policy Expert (Pearl River, NY) – Assemblywoman...

February 19, 2013
Farmers Hit By Devastating Floods Need Federal Assistance
September 8, 2011
Buffalo Food Policy Summit Goal "A Healthy Food System"
September 7, 2011
Assemblymember Crystal D. Peoples-Stokes Appointed Chair of Task Force on Food, Farm and Nutrition Policy
June 15, 2011
Assemblyman José Rivera: Food, Farm Programs In State Budget

(Albany, NY) Assemblyman José Rivera (Bronx), the Chair of the Assembly Task Force on Food, Farm and Nutrition Policy announced that the State budget spared nutrition and agriculture programs in a budget that had to close a $10 billion deficit. Rivera...

April 4, 2011
Diabetes Programs Need To Be Protected
March 9, 2010
Nutrition Programs See Cuts and Increases in Governor's Budget
February 4, 2010
Legislature Approves Bill to Assist "Chocolate-Chip Fab" Plants
June 25, 2009
Assembly Approves Task Force Legislation to Require Calorie Posting on Menus and Ban the Use of Artificial Trans Fats
June 22, 2009
Assemblyman José Rivera Helps Preserve Nutrition Programs
March 31, 2009
Rivera Welcomes State Food Policy Council
December 3, 2007
Rivera Praises Proposed State Budget
February 5, 2007
Rivera Bill Would Protect Young Models and Entertainers from Eating Disorders
January 30, 2007
Rivera Welcomes Spitzer's Support for NYC Farmers' Market
January 8, 2007
From Mexico to Brooklyn to Upstate New York Immigrant Farmers Find a Home
October 14, 2005
It’s Six O’clock at The Chain Restaurant, Do You Know How Many Calories Your Kids Are Eating?
May 18, 2005
Son las seis en el restaurante de comida rápida, ¿Sabe usted cuántas calorías están consumiendo sus hijos?
May 18, 2005
It’s Six O’clock at the Chain Restaurant, Do You Know How Many Calories Your Kids Are Eating? - Chinese Version
May 18, 2005
Legislation Aims to Prevent Fatal Allergic Reactions
May 17, 2005
Ortiz Tells McDonald’s "Support Menu Labeling and End Lawsuits"
January 27, 2005
Ortiz le dice a McDonald’s "apoya las etiquetas en los alimentos y pon fin a las demandas"
January 27, 2005
Proyecto de Ortiz requiere un análisis de obesidad como parte del informe de 'salud'
January 25, 2005
Ortiz Hails New Childhood Obesity Funding - Chinese Version
January 19, 2005
Ortiz Hails New Childhood Obesity Funding
January 19, 2005
Ortiz celebra nuevos fondos para la prevención de obesidad infantil
January 19, 2005
Groups Urge Governor to Fund Childhood Obesity Prevention Program - Chinese Version
January 13, 2005
Groups Urge Governor to Fund Childhood Obesity Prevention Program
January 12, 2005
Grupos piden al Gobernador otorgar fondos al Programa de Prevención de Obesidad Infantil
January 12, 2005
Families Push for Comprehensive Treatment of Eating Disorders
May 12, 2004
Legislation Aims to Prevent Fatal Allergic Reactions
May 11, 2004
Groups Seek Funding for Childhood Obesity Prevention Program
February 23, 2004
Grupos piden fondos para el Programa de Prevención de Obesidad Infantil
February 22, 2004
Nutritionists Call for Obesity Prevention Starting at Birth
January 26, 2004
Nutricionistas piden prevenir la obesidad comenzando al nacer
January 26, 2004
Assembly Approves Resolution Asking for Federal Ban on Sales of Products Containing Ephedra
May 20, 2003
Working Families Get Needed Food Stamp Benefits
December 23, 2002
Protect Kids from Toxic Food Environment
December 18, 2002
Ortiz Announces State Aid to Fight Hunger and Homelessness
May 17, 2002
Assembly Passes Bill To Encourage Breakfast
March 6, 2002
Assembly Panel Hears About Record Homelessness and Hunger
February 14, 2002
New Law Supports Healthy Kids And Healthy Farms
February 13, 2002
Assemblyman Fights for Increased Federal Help for Hungry
November 28, 2001
Food Aid Restored to Hungry Families and Seniors
October 26, 2001
Dietary Supplements: Do We Need Tighter Regulation?
October 18, 2001
New York Kids Celebrate New York Farms
October 5, 2001
Assemblyman Warns of Increase in NYC Hunger
September 4, 2001
Assembly Meeting Examines Cornell’s Role in Testing for Mad Cow Disease
July 20, 2001
Supporting Healthy Kids and Healthy Farms
June 26, 2001
Assembly Passes Bill to Encourage Schools to Help the Hungry
June 26, 2001
Assembly Passes Bill to Extend State Food Assistance Program for Legal Immigrants
June 21, 2001
Legislator Joins Miss NYS to Combat Childhood Obesity Epidemic
May 29, 2001
Families Call for More Awareness to Prevent Fatalities from Food Allergies
May 9, 2001
Ortiz Calls on Bush to Impose Federal Ban on Livestock Feed with Animal Parts
April 11, 2001
ASSEMBLYMAN ORTIZ CALLS FOR PROGRAMS TO ADDRESS CHILDHOOD OBESITY EPIDEMIC
March 16, 2001