FoodARC is involved in a number of projects locally and nationally. Partnership projects foster relationships, build networks, and create opportunities for researchers, community members and policy makers to work together to define research questions and undertake research which seeks to move evidence to action.
Funded by Industry Canada, the project will define methodology, conduct research, and produce a report about the cost of healthy foods in aboriginal communities in Nova Scotia.
Sparked by initial conversations as part of the Participatory Community Food Security Assessments within ACT for CFS, Pictou Landing First Nation developed its own community project exploring community food security/ insecurity in Pictou Landing.
Part of a national study, a comprehensive list of agencies and organizations running charitable food assistance programs in Halifax Regional Municipality’s urban core was compiled by collating and cross-checking several locally available records.
The Children’s Lifestyle and School-performance Study (CLASS) is a province-wide research project that looks at the relationships between health, nutrition, physical activity, mental health and school performance of children in Nova Scotia.
This study explores the structure and constitution of networks of food initiatives in British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Nova Scotia. The main purpose of this study has been to enhance our understanding of how organizations in Canada are mobilizing around food-related issues.