Healthy Food

Teachers College, Columbia University

Illumination Grant

Teachers College (TC) at Columbia University – the oldest, largest, and most comprehensive graduate school of education in the US – founded the field of nutrition education more than a century ago, and the College continues to set the standard by conducting research that creates evidence-based programs to educate parents, teachers, community members and the public at large on how to change behavior around health and nutrition.

With the launch of the Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy, TC’s path breaking work is entering a new era. The Center is expanding TC’s impact nationwide by developing a new nutrition education program, advancing new research, and building knowledge about nutrition strategies on both school and community settings.

The Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education, & Policy has been advancing its work in four critical areas:

  • Education and training of the next generation of professional leaders
  • Expanding policy-related work
  • Implementing and testing programs in school and community settings
  • Providing strategic and technical assistance to an array of nonprofit organizations that wish to increase the effectiveness of their programs

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