Speaking Up for School Food

Imagine… A young child travelling on the school bus for 45 minutes to get to school. Despite having breakfast, the child’s stomach is growling by the time class starts. A junior high school student with early morning soccer practice. It’s … Continue reading

Resetting the Table: Notes from Food Secure Canada’s 10th Assembly

There is much work to be done to address food insecurity within Canada (and globally). We must dismantle racism, heal the wounds of the colonial food system, and reconnect our food and our health. Food as a human right was … Continue reading

Food Policy: Halifax, Nova Scotia, the Maritimes and Canada!

Well, if you ask me, it’s an exciting time to be involved in food work!  A National Food Policy is in the works (after approximately 30 long years of work towards that goal!).  Food Secure Canada (FSC), a pan-Canadian alliance of … Continue reading

A Food Policy for Canada: Reasons for (Cautious) Optimism

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Halfway through its first term, the federal government has begun to develop a national food policy for Canada, including launching online consultations with Canadians and hosting a summit with stakeholders. This was a commitment made within the ministerial mandate letter … Continue reading

Do Regulations Make Food Safe?

Generally, farmers are not big fans of increased regulations and are always pushing for a streamlining and reduction of regulations. Some farmers and operators in Canada have more influence over this effort than others. And that really shows up in … Continue reading

Peer Pressure: We want a healthy school food program

We have invited guest blogger, Niki Black, to share some of the pressing food issues highlighted in the Eat Think Vote campaign, led by Food Secure Canada and others across Canada, in advance of the federal election on October 19, … Continue reading

Poverty Bites Us All: We Want Zero Hunger in Canada

We have invited guest blogger, Niki Black, to share some of the pressing food issues highlighted in the Eat Think Vote campaign, led by Food Secure Canada and others across Canada, in advance of the federal election on October 19, … Continue reading