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Creating healthier food environments in Canada: Current policies and priority actions – Summary Report

This report summarizes research conducted by the University of Toronto. A panel of experts gathered from across Canada to comprehensively assess Canadian food environment policies compared to international benchmarks of current best practices. Based on this assessment, the panel identified six priority federal policy actions along with five priority federal infrastructure support actions to improve the food environment. The top three policy areas and top two infrastructure support areas were also prioritized for action in each province and territory.

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December 1, 2017


Vanderlee L, Goorang S, Karbasy K, Schermel A, L’Abbe M


Report, Strategy/Framework


Cafeteria/Canteen, Children's Service/Child Care, Community-at-large, Grocery/Retail, Home, Long-term Care, Mobile Vending, Primary Care, Recreation Centre, Restaurant/Food Service Premise, School, Workplace


Prenatal, Infant, Toddler (1-3), Children (4-11), Youth (12-17), Adults (18-64), Older Adults (65 and over)


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