In our upcoming webinar, The carrot and the stick: Health and regulation in the age of processed food, we'll talk with nutrition and obesity expert Dr. Yoni Freedhoff about his vision for improving the health of Canadians and the policies that shape our food system.
Poverty is making people sick. Studies show that living in low-income neighbourhoods can lower life expectancy by as many as 19 years. There are many reasons why this is so, and a problem of this size and complexity requires solutions of equal scale. At CFCC, we’re often approached by food banks wanting to know how to address this complex issue so they can create more impact and better serve their community.
We're back at work after a full and exhilarating weekend at Food Secure Canada’s national assembly, and more inspired and motivated than ever to continue our fight for a more equitable food system.
More than 650 participants from across Canada came to the assembly to dig into the most pressing food issues facing our country, from child nutrition and northern and indigenous food sovereignty to local food procurement and community food security.
We've long been inspired by the "Rx" approach – healthcare providers writing prescriptions for fresh fruits and vegetables that low-income families can redeem as vouchers at local farmer's markets.
Canada must be a leader in providing kids with the tools, opportunity, and support to make healthy food choices – our collective future depends on it. We need to act now, before already alarming rates of diet-related conditions become worse.
As experts, teachers, and lovers of good food, chefs can be incredible allies in building a healthier and fairer food system. This fall, we teamed up with over a dozen amazing chef ambassadors from coast-to-coast to spread the word about our Restaurants for Change fundraising event, which brings 68 restaurants in 16 cities together this year to support Community Food Centres Canada and our partners to offer more healthy and empowering food programs in low-income communities.
Fewer than 3% of eligible Dartmouth North voters cast ballots in the last municipal election. Now, an engaged group of Dartmouth North residents, calling themselves Noise from the North, are looking to change that number. They're leading an eight-week campaign called Speak Up. Show Up. that's aimed at increasing community awareness and participation in the upcoming municipal election in the fall.