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Stay up to date with what we’ve been doing. FoodARC is committed to research that is grounded in real community needs in Nova Scotia and beyond — research that supports learning, action and the social and systems change needed to …

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Food action and understanding: The roots of household food insecurity and ways to grow community food security (presentation)

Check out Food action and understanding: The roots of household food insecurity and ways to grow community food security – a presentation prepared by FoodARC in collaboration with Ecology Action Centre. You can download this presentation here.


Congratulations to FoodARC Dietetic intern and Applied Human Nutrition MSc student Ksenia Kholina for being awarded the prestigious Quest Award from the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation! NSHRF The Quest – John Ruedy Award is presented annually to the graduate …

Ksenia Kholina, FoodARC intern, received NSHRF Quest Award for greatest promise for health research in the province Read More »

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Mount faculty receive new funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

FoodARC’s Director, Dr. Patty Williams recently received funding through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) for a new research project called Dismantling stigma: Exploring experiences of and views on food insecurity, social exclusion, and shame among women through …

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PROOF published latest data on household food insecurity based on the 2015-2016 Canadian Community Health Survey. It shows that food insecurity remains a prominent issue in Canada affecting millions of adults and children across the country.   You can find …

Latest data on household food insecurity published by PROOF Read More »

DIG IN! Some Common Food Terms: Household food insecurity

Do you find that the terminology sometimes gets confusing? Do you know what is the difference between food security and food justice? What about food sovereignty? To help you navigate the terminology, FoodARC, in collaboration with Ecology Action Centre, developed …

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Check out Stories From The Food Movement – a wonderful video series produced by our friends at Ecology Action Centre! The video featuring FoodARC’s director Patty Williams is linked below. Enjoy!   You can find other videos and more information …

EAC Stories From The Food Movement – video series featuring Patty Williams Read More »


On June 6th, 2018 Ksenia Kholina, FoodARC’s Summer 2018 dietetic intern, attended Promoting Healthy Weights in Children, childhood obesity-focused conference in Moncton, NB. Ksenia found the approach taken to be all-encompassing and well-rounded, therefore, she wanted to share some of …

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Pan-Canadian Health Inequalities Reporting Initiative

The report on Key Health Inequalities in Canada has been publicly released on May 28th, 2018 and it is available here along with the executive summary, Health Inequalities Data Tool and the series of infographics. This report was developed by the …

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Community-Based Research Canada presents a free webinar series called “Exploring why community-based research is an important mechanism for societal change”. This series includes three parts that look into the impact of community-based research from different angles: the Canadian context, an …

Free webinar series: Exploring Why Community-Based Research is an Important Mechanism for Societal Change Read More »


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Associated with the Department of Applied Human Nutrition, FoodARC continues the strong Mount tradition of research and community-engaged scholarship in supporting social responsibility, the advancement of women, and preparing students for global citizenship.

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