Growing resilience and equity: A food policy and action plan in the context of Covid-19
February 16, 2021
This policy brief is grounded in analysis and policy proposals from social movements advancing food-system transformation. Covid-19 is revealing and magnifying the structural inequalities in our food systems, the insufficiencies of our social protection programs, and the challenges with the dominant food supply chains. Food insecurity […]
COVID-19 and the risk to food supply chains: How to respond?
April 3, 2020
Countries have shut down the economy to slow the spread of coronavirus. Supermarket shelves remain stocked for now, but a protracted pandemic crisis could quickly put a strain on the food supply chain. Countries must prioritize health, meet the needs of the most vulnerable people, and […]
Healthy Eating Research Nutrition Guidelines for the Charitable Food System
March 3, 2020
In 2019, Healthy Eating Research (a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation) convened a panel of experts in the charitable food system, nutrition, and food policy fields to create clear, specific recommendations for evidence-based nutrition guidelines tailored to the unique needs and capacity of the […]
The State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture
January 28, 2020
This report presents the first global assessment of biodiversity for food and agriculture worldwide. Prepared through a participatory, country-driven process, the report draws on information from 91 country reports to provide a description of the roles and importance of biodiversity for food and agriculture, the drivers […]
Canada’s Food Price Report 10th Edition 2020
December 4, 2019
This is the tenth edition of Canada’s Food Price Report, published annually by Dalhousie University and the University of Guelph. The report discusses the factors that are likely to impact food prices in 2020 and provides a forecast regarding how much prices are expected to change […]
Growing Better: Ten Critical Transitions to Transform Food and Land Use
October 28, 2019
This report proposes an agenda of ten critical transitions that would enable food and land use systems to provide food security and healthy diets for a global population of over nine billion by 2050, while also tackling our core climate, biodiversity, health, and poverty challenges. The […]
Food Policy for Canada
August 19, 2019
The first-ever Food Policy for Canada aims to help Canada build a healthier and more sustainable food system that also supports growth for farmers, producers, and food businesses in Canada.
Documenting Traditional Food Systems of Indigenous Peoples: International Case Studies–Guidelines for Procedures
June 23, 2019
A document containing templates, sample survey formats, contractual agreements template, and guideline templates to assist in the execution of the Centre for Indigenous People’s Nutrition and Environment (CIN) research project in different regions.
Position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Benchmarks for Nutrition in Child Care
April 9, 2019
This position paper from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics provides recommended benchmarks for early care and education programs to meet children’s nutrition needs and promote children’s optimal growth in safe and healthy environments. (Please note that this is an American resource. In Canada, nutrition standards should be based on Canada’s Food Guide.)
Food Insecurity and Mental Health
March 28, 2019
This fact sheet outlines the bilateral relationship between food insecurity and mental health.