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FIVE BIG IDEAS FOR A BETTER FOOD SYSTEM
16
Aug

Five Big Ideas for a Better Food System

A PROPOSAL FROM FOOD SECURE CANADA FOR THE NATIONAL FOOD POLICY Canadians are concerned with the health and sustainability of the food they eat, and, as more and more people struggle to put good food on the table, our food system has become an issue of increasing priority. Unhealthy diets claim more lives than any...
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Strategies to Prevent Obesity and Other Chronic Diseases
16
Oct

Strategies to Prevent Obesity and Other Chronic Diseases

Farm to institution programs are listed as one of the top 10 strategies to combat chronic disease and obesity. This document provides guidance for program managers, policy makers, and others on how to select strategies to increase the consumption of fruits and vegetables. It offers the most relevant information on each type of strategy. The...
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Hospitals and Healthy Food: How Health Care Institutions Can HelpPromote Healthy Diets
02
Sep

Hospitals and Healthy Food: How Health Care Institutions Can Help Promote Healthy Diets

For decades, U.S. food and farm policy has been poorly aligned with public health objectives. But new opportunities,including an innovative federal program that provides incentives for low-income consumers to increase their purchases of fruits and vegetables, can now begin to address the problem. Click here to see the full article. Authors: UCSUSA & Johns Hopkins Center for...
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07
Jul

New Local Food Rules Offer New Opportunities for Producers

NEW BRUNSWICK – The New Brunswick government’s new buy local policy for meetings and events is a good step but could lead to future opportunities for food producers and companies, according to a Fredericton business owner. Click here to see the full article Source: CBC News Journalist: Daniel McHardie  Date: Jun 27, 2014
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27
Jun

Wayne Roberts on the Food Movement 2.0

Photo Above: Food activist and organizer Roberts: ‘Partnerships are the future of food policy.’ Wayne Roberts  describes himself as the “Mr. Magoo” of municipal food policy; often stumbling and frequently saved by luck (the kind that comes from years of practice.)  Roberts has decades of experience as a community organizer, and from 2000 to 2010...
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17
Jun

Five Canadian Premiers Stepping Up to The Local Food Plate

The political will to get more local food onto the public plates – is gearing up. No less than five Canadian Premiers have made solid commitments to furthering the local food movement. Three Premiers have specifically  said they want to see more  publicly funded institutions purchasing local foods and one Premier has set a target...
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04
Jun

Municipal Food Policy Entrepreneurs Report

Over 64 municipal and regional governments across Canada are using a food systems approach to improve health, generate economic development, address environmental sustainability, and engage communities. The report released today, “Municipal food policy entrepreneurs: a preliminary analysis of how Canadian cities and regional districts are involved in food system change,” is the first scan of...
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01
Nov

Policies from the Field – Possibilities for Local Food Procurement in Ontario: Trade Restrictions and How Other Jurisdictions Have Avoided Them

Ontario is affected by many trade agreements that potentially restrict its ability to enact public procurement measures that discriminate in favour of local food. However, an examination of some of the limitations and exceptions of certain trade agreements that affect Ontario as well as a review of public procurement measures adopted by jurisdictions subject to similar trade agreement restrictions,...
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CTV reports national food charter gives students a voice on campus about food issues
13
Sep

CTV reports national food charter gives students a voice on campus about food issues

CTV picks up on the launch of the National Student Food Charter at this year’s National Student Food Summit which took place August 17-19 at the University of Toronto. Onwards and upwards, student food leaders! Read the article here.
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