Thursday, February 3, 2011

Community Board 7 Food Activist Elisabeth von Uhl Fights for Better Nutrition Options in her Community

Here is a local activist working on improving the quality of food in her community. She is advocating to improve the quality of food in CB 7 which includes the following neighborhoods; Bedford Park, Fordham, Jerome Park, Kingsbridge Heights, Mosholu Parkway, Norwood and University Avenue. It all starts with our diet so I am happy community leaders like Elizabeth von Uhl are taking the lead in improving the food available to us. Are there similar initiatives across our borough? If so please do send information or requests to post similar posts. Her requests seem reasonable and prudent for the community. I encourage everyone to sign.


In an effort to counter-act Community Board 7’s food deserts, high-obesity rates, lack of access to fresh food, and general poor quality of life, I propose a “Food Access” Committee be developed with Community Board 7.

This “Food Access” committee will be different from other committees (Health, Economic Development, Long-Range Planning, etc.) in that the committee’s focus will be on our Community Board 7’s access to fresh food.

Some projects will include:

Work to map and effectively place “Green Carts” in the CB7 area allowing residents access to fresh food as well as making sure “Green Carts” do not undercut or discourage grocery businesses.

Discussion with FreshDirect as to why it does not service the CB7 area.

Work with the Webster Rezoning Committee to effectively place a grocery store to eliminate “food deserts” in that section of the Community Board.

Educate the public by working with Electeds about food choices and food access in their communities (Ex. I have emailed Naomi Rivera about showing “Food Inc.” as a “Movie on the Mosh.” this coming summer).

Work with the “Bronx Green Up” to ensure that “Community Gardens” are accessible to all in the CB7 area.

Work with the Norwood CSA/ area farmer’s markets in creating a bigger base for their services.

Work with area grocery stores, so they can offer CB7’s residents high-quality produce and high-quality (even organic, free-range, humanely-raised) products. CB7 residents deserve CHOICE. This “Food Access” committee will work to give CB7 residents a voice in what their area grocery stores offer.

Work with CB7’s grocery stores in obtaining Food Retail Expansion to Support Health (FRESH) program incentives.

Ensure that grocery stores in the CB7 area are adhering to ethical standards by working the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs regarding their recent “SuperMarket Sweep” study.

If you agree, please sign the ipetition:


Anonymous said...

Does this person spell her name with an S instead of a Z?

Boogiedowner said...

Change made; Thanks


Anonymous said...

It was right the first time.

She does actually spell her name Elisabeth with an S.