Voices for Food Security in Nova Scotia
2005 – 2017
Resources and Publications
FoodARC created the Make Food Matter website and toolkit to support our partners to move research to action around community food security across Nova Scotia. The toolkit contains various resources to support work around the key areas of effective communication, community dialogue, policy, social innovation and advocacy. It uses creative and refreshing approaches to communicate key messages about food security and provides an online interactive space for collaboration.
The Hand You’re Dealt is an interactive knowledge mobilization tool designed for Voices partners to share FoodARC’s Participatory Food Costing findings. The goal of the game is to create empathy for people experiencing food insecurity, and to correct the perception that people living in poverty would be able to afford a healthy diet if they simply made better spending choices. The game also outlines policy changes that could make a difference in the food access of low-income households. If you are interested in having a copy of the game, contact us.
Can Nova Scotians afford to eat healthy?
Report on 2015 Participatory Food Costing
– released March 2, 2017
Can Nova Scotians afford to eat healthy? Report on 2012 Participatory Food Costing
– released May 9, 2013
- Can Nova Scotians Afford to Eat Healthy?
Report on 2012 Food Costing (PDF, 6.6 MB) and Supplementary Tables (PDF, 1.9 MB)
- Williams PL, Anderson BJ, Hunter H, Watt C. The Nova Scotia Participatory Food Costing Projects (2001-2011): Evaluative learning from ten years of participatory research. 2013. (PDF, 1.6 MB)
- Partners of the Nova Scotia Participatory Food Costing Project. Pictures that Represent Voices…Examining Impacts of Participatory Food Costing on Communities and Organizations. 2013. (PDF, 1.4 MB)
- Williams PL, Amero M, Anderson B, Gillis D, Green-LaPierre R, Johnson C, et al. A participatory model for food costing in Nova Scotia: Sustainable community action for food security. Can J Diet Prac Res. 2012;73(4):181-8. Available athttp://dcjournal.ca/doi/abs/10.3148/73.4.2012.181
- Green-LaPierre R, Williams PL, Glanville T, Norris D, Hunter H, Watt C. Learning from ‘Knocks in life’: Food insecurity among low income lone senior women. J Aging Research. 2012;Article ID 450630:11 pages. Available at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jar/2012/450630/
- Williams PL, Watt C, Amero M, Anderson B, Blum I, Green-LaPierre R, et al. Affordability of a nutritious diet for income assistance recipients in nova scotia (2002-2010). Can J Public Health. 2012;103(3):183-8. Available at: http://journal.cpha.ca/index.php/cjph/article/view/3048/2618
- Williams PL, MacAulay R, Anderson B, Barro K, Gillis DE, Johnson C, et al. “I would have never thought that I would be in such a predicament”: Voices from women experiencing food insecurity in Nova Scotia, Canada. Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition. 2012(2-3):253-70. Available at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/19320248.2012.704740
- Can Nova Scotians Afford to Eat Healthy?
Report on 2010 Food Costing (PDF, 1 MB) and Appendices (PDF, 593 KB)
- Noseworthy B, Williams PL, Blum I, MacLeod M. The availability and relative cost of locally produced foods in grocery stores in Nova Scotia. Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition, 2011, 6: 188-206. Available at http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/19320248.2011.576594
- Cost and Affordability of a Nutritious Diet in Nova Scotia:
Report of 2008 Food Costing (PDF, 330 KB) and Appendices (PDF, 593 KB)
- Green RJ, Williams PL, Johnson CS, Blum I. Can Canadian seniors on public pensions afford a nutritious diet? Canadian Journal on Aging, 2008, 27 (1): 69-79. Available at http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=6626372
- Cost and Affordability of a Nutritious Diet in Nova Scotia: Report of 2007 Food Costing (PDF, 2 MB)
- Participatory Food Costing: Making the Connection. The Second Nova Scotia Food Security Gathering: Making the Connection II (PDF, 4 MB)
- What Does it Cost to Eat Healthy in Your Community?
A Training Guide to Participatory Food Costing (PDF, 341 KB) and Attachments (PDF, 83.4 KB)
- 2004/05 Food Costing 10 Page Summary (PDF, 291 KB)
- Williams PL, Johnson CP, Kratzmann MLV, Johnson CS, Anderson BJ, Chenhall C. Can Households Earning Minimum Wage in Nova Scotia Afford a Nutritious Diet? Canadian Journal of Public Health, 2006, 97 (6): 430 – 434. Available at: http://journal.cpha.ca/index.php/cjph/article/view/780/780
- Thought about Food? Understanding the Relationship between Public Policy and Food Security in Nova Scotia, a Background Paper and Policy Lens (October 2006) (PDF, 271 KB)
- Capacity Building for Food Security Through Mentoring and DVD (2006) (www.foodthoughtful.ca)
- Thought About Food? A Workbook on Food Security & Influencing Policy (DVD-Available) (www.foodthoughtful.ca) Williams PL & Johnson CP.
- The Value of Participatory Food Costing: Views of the Participants and Support People, Post Spring 2002 Food Costing. September 2005. (PDF, 248 KB)
- Participatory Food Security Projects Phase I and II Building food security in Nova Scotia: Using a participatory process to collect evidence and enhance the capacity of community groups to influence policy. June 2004. Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre and Nova Scotia Nutrition Council. (PDF, 468 KB)
- The struggle to feed our families in Nova Scotia: What does story sharing tell us? May 2004. Nova Scotia Nutrition Council and Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre. (PDF, 261 KB)
- The struggle to feed our families in Nova Scotia: What does food costing tell us? September 2003. Nova Scotia Nutrition Council and Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre (PDF,390 KB)