The launch of the 2015 Participatory Food Costing report

Report Launch: Sharing back what we heard

A collaborative dialogue about possibilities for shifts in policy to support healthy, just, and sustainable food systems for all The launch of our 2015 Participatory Food Costing report was an engaging and interactive event where we shared our key research

 
Flyer invite to the March 2, 2017 FoodARC event

Can Nova Scotians Eat Healthy? Launch of the 2015 Report on Participatory Food Costing

On March 2nd, the Food Action Research Centre (FoodARC) shared its most recent report on whether Nova Scotians can afford to eat healthy at an event hosted at the Dartmouth North Community Food Centre. Since 2002, FoodARC and its partners

 
Report cover - Pathways to Healthy, Local and Sustainable Food in our Institutions: Harvest Report 2017

Pathways to Healthy, Local and Sustainable Food in our Institutions: Harvest Report 2017

Mount Saint Vincent University recently hosted a workshop connecting over 70 participants from various sectors across Nova Scotia, allowing them to share and learn from each others stories about the strategies and challenges they’ve faced in the journey of procuring

 
Poster - Pathways to Healthy, Local and Sustainable Food in our Institutions: An Interactive Workshop

Pathways to Healthy, Local and Sustainable Food in Our Institutions – An interactive workshop

Join us for this interactive workshop in which participants will share stories, strategies, challenges and practical advice on shifting institutional food practices, procurement and public dollars to focus on fresh, healthy, local and sustainable food. Date: Jan 11, 2017 10am

 

Paying for Nutrition: A Report on Food Costing in the North

“Paying for Nutrition: A Report on Food Costing in the North,” provides an analysis of food costing data in Northern Ontario, highlighting that one of the major factors contributing to food insecurity in northern First Nations populations is elevated cost

 

Recent Publication: Structural Constraints and Enablers to Community Food Security in Nova Scotia, Canada

FoodARC and partners recently published an article called “Structural Constraints and Enablers to Community Food Security in Nova Scotia, Canada”, which emerged out of Activating Change Together for Community Food Security (ACT for CFS). The purpose of the research was

 

Staff Changes at FoodARC

We wanted to take a moment to thank Megan Ramsay and Aliya Jamal for all of their hard work at FoodARC over the last couple of years. Megan started with FoodARC as a dietetic intern in the summer of 2014,

 

FoodARC is hiring Research Assistants!

FoodARC is looking for two part-time Research Assistants, one to support qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods data analysis and one to support community level engagement and knowledge sharing. If you think you’ve got the qualifications for both jobs, we’re open

 
Graphic with food insecurity statistic

Food security in Nova Scotia – CBC

Did you know that Nova Scotians experience some of the highest rates of food insecurity in Canada? Currently, 18.5% of Nova Scotians, and a total of 4 million Canadians nationwide are struggling on a daily basis to provide food for

 
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Dr. Ryan Meili, founder of Upstream, coming to Antigonish‏!

The National Collaborating Centre for the Determinants of Health (NCCDH) has invited Dr. Ryan Meili to present a series of public lectures in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. Dr. Meili is the executive director of Upstream, a Saskatoon-based non-profit that

 

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FoodARC is a proud part of the Mount community.

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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