Nova Scotia Consumer Food Environment

Nova Scotia Consumer Food Environment

2015 – 2019

Phase 1: September 2015 – April 2016

Funded by the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness, Phase 1 of the research  resulted in the first ever comprehensive data set on the consumer food environment in Nova Scotia with respect to availability, price, promotion, and prominence of healthier and less healthy food and beverages.

Phase 2: Fall 2017- Winter 2019

Phase 2 of the project kicked off in the Fall of 2017 with a focus on digging deeper with our data analysis and making meaning of the data with an aim of translating our findings from Phase 1 into meaningful, credible, and accessible resources that can be used to inform policy related to the consumer food environment in Nova Scotia.


Egbe, M., Grant, A., Waddington, M., Terashima, M., MacAulay, R., Johnson, C., Kholina, K., Williams, P. (2020). Availability and affordability of healthy and less healthy food in Nova Scotia: Where you shop may affect the availability and price of healthy food. Public Health Nutrition, 1-9. doi:10.1017/S1368980020000841

Frank, L., Williams, P., Waddington, M., Sim, M., Grant, S., Rossiter, M. (2020). The Cost and Affordability of Growing and Feeding a Baby in Nova Scotia.  Canadian Journal of Public Health, 111: 531-542.

Kholina, K., Grant, A., Waddington, M., Egbe, M., Grant, S., Terashima, M., Williams, P.L. (2020). In-store food environment for adults and children in Nova Scotia, Canada. Canadian Journal of Public Health.