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 […]
Nourishing Food Policy Database
July 21, 2020
A database by the World Cancer Research Fund that provides an overview of implemented government policy actions that promote healthy diets and reduce obesity around the world. Each letter in the word NOURISHING represents one of ten areas where governments need to take action.
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 […]
Getting Good Food & Good Jobs in School Cafeterias
March 26, 2020
The government of Ontario introduced new nutrition standards for schools in 2011. The new standards have resulted in a reduction of sales and school cafeterias across the province have been struggling to survive. FoodShare’s Good Food Cafe (GFC) offers a potential solution to the challenge of […]
Get Growing: A Guide to Gardening with Older Adults
February 19, 2020
The Get Growing Seniors Gardening Program provided opportunities for older adults to discover the outdoors and participate in physical activity through gardening across Peel. The program overcame barriers to gardening faced by older adults in underserved communities by delivering hands-on, high-quality activities. Designed for facilitators who […]
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 […]
Why and How to Measure Food Loss and Waste
December 19, 2019
This toolkit was developed as part of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation Operational Plan 2017-2018 and its Measuring and Mitigating Food Loss and Waste project. The goal of the project is to improve measurement of food loss and waste (FLW) across the North American supply chain […]
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 […]
Benefits of Farm to School: Evidence from Canada
September 24, 2019
This factsheet presents Canadian evidence that demonstrates the impacts of Farm to School activities in the following areas: public health, education and learning, environmental outcomes, community connectedness, and economic outcomes.
British Dietetic Association Policy Statement on Sustainable Diets
September 18, 2019
This position paper from the British Dietetic Association outlines the components of a sustainable diet and argues that dietitians should be proactive advocates for healthy, sustainable diets regardless of area of practice. Note: This position paper refers to the British government’s Eatwell Guide. Dietary guidance in Canada should be based on Canada’s Food Guide.