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Kelly Moltzen

New York, New York
The goal of my blog is to provide people with the tools and motivation needed to change the world and make people healthier. I'm a graduate student in the International concentration of NYU Steinhardt's Community Public Health program, and have an Honors Bachelor's of Science Degree with... Full Bio
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Farmworkers and Franciscans by Kelly Moltzen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy In my previous post , I mentioned how there have been people fasting in a tent on the national mall for immigration reform since November 12th - including over Thanksgiving ... Read on »
Climate Change, Poverty, Immigration, Solidarity and Hope by Kelly Moltzen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Last week I attended a mass at the Church of St. Francis of Assisi for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.  It was a Filipino / English mass, attended mostly ... Read on »
Confessions of a Food Justice Advocate by Kelly Moltzen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I know it’s been a long time since I’ve written regularly on here. But I want to get back into it. Like the phoenix is reborn to new life, I am hoping the lessons I’ve lea ... Read on »
Creation Care and Public Health - Same thing, different terms? by Kelly Moltzen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Over 200 scientists identifying as evangelical Christians signed a letter that was released today calling on Congress to pass meaningful legislation to address climate chan ... Read on »
Franciscan Earth Corps Fundraiser July 30 by Kelly Moltzen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Franciscan Ecology: Defending Our Sister Mother Earth Environmental Scientist and Author Br. Keith Warner OFM discusses Franciscan Ecology as ... Read on »
Act Now to Protect Nutrition in the Farm Bill! by Kelly Moltzen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The Senate is scheduled to have a debate on the Farm Bill on Monday, May 20th. Below is a message adopted from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics ' Action Center; p ... Read on »
Food justice in 2012 by Kelly Moltzen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy It's been an busy, exciting past couple of months in the world of nutrition, food justice, and food system advocacy. The Hunger & Environmental Nutrition (HEN) Dietetic Pra ... Read on »
Faith-Rooted Organizing with Sojourners by Kelly Moltzen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I first came to know about  Sojourners  because of NY Faith & Justice.  NY Faith & Justice  (which  worked with Bronx Health REACH  back in 2010-2011) was born out of a ... Read on »
Do your part to Leave It Better...support the reGeneration! by Kelly Moltzen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Over the past year or so, I've become familiar with the organization  Leave It Better  and gotten to know a few of its incredible team members.  Leave It Better is an ... Read on »
Farm Bill Action Needed! by Kelly Moltzen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture is at work on its version of the 2012 Food & Farm Bill right now. (The Senate Agriculture Committee passed  its versio ... Read on »
Food Movements Unite! by Kelly Moltzen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy It was about the same time that I started reading “Diet for a Small Planet” by Frances Moore Lappé that I received some information about Food First in the mail.  With ... Read on »
Diet for a Small Planet: Lessons for the Long Haul by Kelly Moltzen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Last September, I attended the 40th anniversary celebration of Frances Moore Lappé's book "Diet for a Small Planet" in New York City, entitled "Feeding Hope, Living Democra ... Read on »
New York City’s FreshDirect Deal – Just Doesn’t Go Far Enough by Kelly Moltzen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy A Bad Deal from the Start On February 7th, Mayor Bloomberg, Governor Cuomo, and Bronx Borough President Diaz announced a deal that provides FreshDirect with $127.8 millio ... Read on »
If only all bodegas looked like the one on the northwest corner of 96th & Lex... by Kelly Moltzen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Promoting healthy items in corner stores is one of those hot topics in public health right now. ( Market Makeovers  video) Yet, this fad is only beginning ... Read on »
If only all bodegas looked like the one on the northwest corner of 96th & Lex... by Kelly Moltzen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Promoting healthy items in corner stores is one of those hot topics in public health right now. ( Market Makeovers  video) Yet, this fad is only beginning ... Read on »
GROW! by Kelly Moltzen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy You’ve seen the numbers: more than 925 million hungry. But hunger is not about too many people and too little food. Our rich and bountiful planet produces enough food t ... Read on »
GROW! by Kelly Moltzen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy You’ve seen the numbers: more than 925 million hungry. But hunger is not about too many people and too little food. Our rich and bountiful planet produces enough food t ... Read on »
Oxfam's Sow the Seed Campaign by Kelly Moltzen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Now more than ever is the time to get keyed in to the good work Oxfam is doing. For the past few years (up until Congress dropped climate change legislation from the radar) ... Read on »
Oxfam's Sow the Seed Campaign by Kelly Moltzen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Now more than ever is the time to get keyed in to the good work Oxfam is doing. For the past few years (up until Congress dropped climate change legislation from the radar ... Read on »
Food Security and HIV/AIDS in Kenya by Kelly Moltzen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Ellen Gustafson, the co-founder of FEED Projects , launched the " 30 Project " on TEDxEast this past Friday. In light of reading the statistics on the new 30 Project websi ... Read on »