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 this past Fall 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.
We are currently in the process of expanding our Research Advisory Committee to inform the interpretation of data for publications, policy briefs, and visual tools, as well as identifying other opportunities for mobilizing the findings from this research to influence policy.