The Sensitivity of Food Bank Visits to Social Assistance, Housing and Labour Market Conditions in Toronto
August 3, 2022
This study examines the relationship between increase in food bank visits and trends in rent, social assistance incomes, minimum wages and rates of employment in Toronto. Authors conclude that monitoring changes in food bank visits could be an effective way of gauging the adequacy of public […]
What are the Implications of COVID-19 on the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program & Food Security Rates?
February 2, 2022
View this webinar recording hosted by Nutrition Connections to learn how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our agricultural sector, including seasonal agricultural workers, farmers, and the food supply. Hear from a panel of speakers who discuss the relationship between health and equity when it comes to […]
Why and How to Measure Food Loss and Waste: A Practical Guide 2.0
October 14, 2021
This practical guide provides a step-by-step plan for how companies and governments can begin the process of measuring food loss and waste. This guide was developed in partnership with government representatives, business experts and others in Canada, Mexico and the United States as part of work […]
Policy Briefing Note Summary: Bill 216 – Food Literacy for Students Act, 2020
June 30, 2021
With support from 35 Canadian organizations, this policy briefing note: Examines the concept of food literacy comprehensively by defining the concept and developing a food literacy framework; Outlines key recommendations, considerations, and opportunities for roll-out; Examines desired food literacy competencies; Identifies food literacy links and gaps […]
Traditional Foods and Indigenous Recipes in B.C.’s Public Institutions
June 29, 2021
This report summarizes the findings of a qualitative study of the barriers and facilitators to serving traditional foods and Indigenous recipes in public institutions in British Columbia (B.C.), with a focus on health care and postsecondary institutions.
What is food fraud?
June 21, 2021
This infographic by the Arrell Food Institute at the University of Guelph describes what food fraud is, and presents a novel intervention framework to Deter, Identify and Prosecute (DIP) food fraud. Information for this infographic was taken from Spotlight on Food Fraud in Canada.
Food Fraud in Canada – Understanding the Risks and Exploring Opportunities for Leadership
June 21, 2021
This report by the Arrell Food Institute at the University of Guelph describes the characteristics and scope of food fraud, and how food fraud is currently addressed through science, regulations, and penalties. It also reviews the impacts of food fraud on different groups, challenges and barriers […]
The Environmental Impacts of Sustainable Dietary Patterns
June 18, 2021
This evidence brief produced by PHO reviews the sustainability of different types of diets and their impact on nutritional and environmental outcomes.
Nutrition in Food Banking Toolkit
May 23, 2021
This toolkit by Feeding America outlines how to build cultural competence at the organizational, partner and individual level. The guide also focuses on the purpose and benefits of food bank nutrition policies that lead to a more nutritious food supply for communities experiencing food insecurity. Please […]
The Healthy Food Environment Policy Index (Food-EPI): European Union
April 25, 2021
This report by Policy Evaluation Network outlines an assessment of European Union (EU)-level policies influencing food environments and priority actions to create healthy food environments in the EU.