Urban 4-H: Changing Minds, Changing Lives

Story and Photography by Melissa Cheri A high-tech agricultural lab. Produce grown without soil. High school students in white lab coats running experiments—four floors above the metal detectors that greet them each morning. All in the middle of New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood. One thing’s for sure: this isn’t your parent’s 4-H. The 4-H […]

CUCE-NYC Intern Helps Young Mother Make Healthy Changes

By Michal Jaff I absolutely loved my time as a dietetic intern at Cornell Cooperative Extension New York City. During my community rotation at CUCE-NYC I was able to experience the work of a community dietitian by assisting CUCE-NYC community educators and running cooking demonstrations at various farmers’ markets across the city. Once the farmers’ […]

CUCE-NYC Associate, Intern Showcase Healthy Recipes At Free Diabetes Informational Session

Story & Photos courtesy New York State Senator James Sanders Jr. In recognition of November being Diabetes Awareness Month, State Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Rochdale Village) held a free Diabetes Informational Session on Tuesday at the Rockaway Boulevard Senior Center in South Ozone Park, where attendees not only received advice from medical experts on how […]

Weill Cornell CTSC Hosts Community Research Symposium

Photos & Story by Weill Cornell Clinical and Translational Science Center On December 2, 2015, the Weill Cornell Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC) brought together a packed audience of researchers and community members for the inaugural Community Research Symposium: Opportunities and Tools for Conducting Community Research. This engaging, thought-provoking meeting introduced participants to the […]

What You Need To Know About The New Dietary Guidelines

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Agriculture released Jan. 7 the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which provides evidence-based nutrition recommendations and keeps people informed about making healthy food choices. Here are some things you need to know about the new dietary guidelines: If you eat healthy foods […]