Universal, healthy school food programs help to level the playing field ensuring all students have access to nutritious food, which in turn supports their learning.
Food Secure Canada
Food Secure Canada is a Canada-wide alliance of civil society organizations and individuals collaborating to advance dialogue and cooperation for policies and programs that improve food security in Canada and globally.
The government just signalled where it is likely headed on food policy and to be frank, it’s not looking good from the perspective of most Food Secure Canada members.
References to food (41) and rights (72) abound in the 2018 federal budget. However, there is no cohesive approach or budget to move towards healthy, just and sustainable food for all Canadians.
Canada’s largest food companies colluded to artificially increase the price of bread from 2001 to 2015. Six things you need to know about this scheme, including how to help improve access to food.
The new Food Policy report sends some powerful messages but misses the mark on addressing food insecurity in Northern and Indigenous communities and shifting to more healthy and sustainable diets.
A broad alliance of more than 50 food industry, civil society and farming groups is calling on the federal government to create a National Food Policy Council to inform its Food Policy for Canada.
The Liberal government continues to use a technocratic definition of innovation. Real change demands a deeper understanding of innovation and real investment in food policy.
In the past few months, FSC has been busy talking with members and other food-system stakeholders, helping to set the stage for a food policy for Canada. Read the documents from the campaign here.
A recent UNICEF report ranked Canada 37th out of 41 high-income countries around access to nutritious food for children, below the United States and just over Bulgaria, Malta, Turkey.
In the coming weeks, the federal government is expected to launch its consultation on a national food policy. Food Secure Canada has put its recommendations into this discussion paper.