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Municipal Food Policy Entrepreneurs: A Preliminary Analysis of how Canadian Cities and Regional Districts are Involved in Food System Change

Summarizing findings from a cross-Canada survey, the authors found that 64 local and regional municipalities are working to improve the food system – to improve health, environmental performance food access and local economic development – using a mix of municipal policies, programs and civil-society interventions. This report analyzes the work of food policy concils across Canada and provides a description of the diverse ways in which food policy work is unfolding and organized at the level of municipality, what the key activities are, and what numerous actors believe is their value to municipalities and the food chain.

Resource Information

Date

May 30, 2013

Author

MacRae R & Donahue K

Type

Report

Setting

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

Age

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

Topic

Food Systems & Local Food

Language

English

Jurisdiction

Local/Municipal/Regional, Provincial, Provincial (Ontario), Provincial (outside Ontario), National

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