Can Nova Scotians afford to eat healthy? Report on 2012 Participatory Food Costing

Can Nova Scotians afford to eat healthy? Report on 2012 Participatory Food Costing

Nova Scotia is a province with a rich cultural fabric, strong food traditions and a long history of fishing and farming and community self-reliance. It is also home, however, to growing rates of food insecurity. Ten percent of households in Nova Scotia were unable to, or uncertain about being able to, meet their food needs in 2010 (1) up from 9.3% in 2007-08 (2). The right to food is recognized in the
United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights (3) but despite this fact, many individuals and families in Nova Scotia struggle to access food.