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Here's a collection of resources organized by chapter of the Community Food Assessment Toolkit. Each section will include:
- a case study related to each chapter
- other toolkits that support the goals of each chapter.
- additional resources related to the ideas presented in each chapter
Step 1: Learn about Community Food Security
Step 1 Case Study (PDF)
A. Related Toolkits
Alliance Building Roots Toolkit - Food Forward Advocacy Alliance
Bloomberg School of Public Health - Teaching the Food system resource
Guelph-Wellington - Food Charter Toolkit
Health Canada – Eat Well and Be Active Education Toolkit
Healthy Food for All Toolkit – Food Net Ontario
Healthy Food in Your Community: A Toolkit for Policy Change – Center for Science and Democracy
Healthy Rural Communities Toolkit: A Guide for Rural Municipalities – Public Health Ontario/University of Guelph
The Economics of Local Food Systems Toolkit – USDA
B. Additional Resources
Food Reports and Assessments
Household Food Security in Canada, 2014 – PROOF Food Insecurity Policy Research
The Research to Identify Policy Options to Reduce Food Insecurity (PROOF) produced a report on food insecurity in Canada (2013). The document provides useful statistics on the current status of food security across Canada
Hunger Count – Feed Nova Scotia
Annual hunger counts report, which provides information on the use of food banks throughout Canada.
Food Counts: Halifax Food Assessment – Capital Health and Halifax Food Policy Alliance
A report on the current food landscape in Halifax Regional Municipality; this document is the result of an in-depth analysis of the current food landscape in Halifax that provides information and statistics on the various indicators of food for the region.
Food Security Review – Population and Public Health, BC Ministry of Health.
An informational tool that provides information on food security. The document provides background and information on food security, the health implications of food security, factors that influence food security, as well as national and international approaches to food security.
Alternative Farming Systems Information Center: Urban Agriculture – United States Department of Agriculture
A collection of resources on urban agriculture.
Breakfast Programs – Halifax Regional School Board
An online resource for further information on breakfast programs in schools in HRM.
Community Farm Programs – Farm Folk City Folk
A collection of resources and considerations on community farming
Cooking up the Community: Nutrition Education in Emergency Food Programs – Why Hunger
A resource designed to provide information on improving charitable food programs and to ensure that communities have adequate access to nutrition education.
Improving Cooking and Food Preparation Skills: A Profile of Promising Practices in Canada and Beyond – Health Canada
An online report that profiles 13 successful Canadian programs that are aimed to improve cooking and food preparation skills in families.
An organization based in Nova Scotia that seeks to raise awareness of ethical
Making the Case for Healthier Food Donations in Brown County – Beyond Health
A document designed to help promote food drives and charitable food resources in your community.
Making the Business Case for Good Food Box Programs - Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition
A background on food box programs, and then provides education tools on developing the program such as marketing, management and staff, training and education
Proof: Food Insecurity Policy Research
An online document that acts as a large collection of resources for community food security and charitable food resources
Profiles the available area for setting up Urban Agriculture in Halifax.
Urban Agriculture Policy, Planning, and Practice – City of Hamilton Report
A planning and informational document on urban agriculture. Topics such as benefits of urban agriculture, best practices, zoning considerations, etc.
Urban Farming and Gardening Resources - Beginning Farmers.org
A Collection of urban farming and gardening resources