Health Department Launches “The Sour Side Of Sweet” Sugary Drinks Campaign

The Health Department today announced a new media campaign and educational materials on the health dangers of consuming sugary-sweetened beverages. Continue Reading →

Health Department Began Enforcement Of The Sodium Warning Rule

Is-sodium-reduction-falling-down-the-food-policy-agendaThe Health Department today began citywide enforcement of the sodium warning rule requiring chain restaurants to identify menu items high in sodium. Continue Reading →

NYC First U.S. City To Require Sodium Limits

Is-sodium-reduction-falling-down-the-food-policy-agendaThe Health Department’s sodium warning requirement goes into effect tomorrow Tuesday, December 1, 2015. Food service establishments from Harlem to Hollis in New York City that are part of chains with 15 or more locations nationwide will be required to post icons next to items with 2,300 milligrams or more of sodium – the total recommended daily limit. Continue Reading →

NYC Restaurants Letter Grading 5 Year Anniversary

6093283421_eb09a14473Food is hot in Harlem and all over NYC, so in July 2010, the Health Department began requiring restaurants in all five boroughs to post letter grades summarizing their sanitary inspection scores. Continue Reading →