On October 24 at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress in Montreal, Health Minister Jane Philpott unveiled the federal government’s vision for a healthier Canada. This includes measures to increase healthy living and improve mental health but has, at its centre, a Healthy Eating Strategy that seeks to support Canadians in choosing healthy diets.

The federal government's new approaches to healthy eating will include new eating guidelines, as well as new rules for marketing and labelling certain foods aimed at children.

What better way to celebrate World Food Day 2016 than by listening to Dr. Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, tell the Canadian food movement that Nutrition North needs to be “completely overhauled” and that developing the new national food policy needs a “holistic…whole of government approach”.

Innovation, helpfully defined as “significant positive change” by opening speaker John Ikerd (Professor Emeritus, Missouri), was the theme of Saturday at Resetting the Table.

Food policy wonks, gardeners, farmers, good food activists and your everyday foodie were fed a HUGE buffet today of food system banter, discussions and chats at Day Two of Resetting the Table.

Join Indigenous leaders from across Canada exploring the front-line stories and struggles of Indigenous peoples as distinct nations who are working to build food sovereignty.

How do we kick local food production and consumption to the next level? What regulatory changes and incentives would help local food go big? Who’s on the ground right now blazing a trail for local food producers and distributors?

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the premiers will finalize a pan-Canadian climate framework plan later this month, laying down the policy framework for Canada to finally get its growing carbon footprint under control (hopefully). The food system will play an integral role in Canada’s success or failure in implementing this plan.

More than fifty First Nations, Metis and Inuit  participants from diverse geographies and areas of focus, will be among the hundreds of farmers, business people, non-profit organizations, activists, policy makers and academics gathering to unite for policy change grounded in the diverse realities and practices that exist within the rapidly expanding food security movement in Canada.

We are delighted to announce the winners of the 3rd Cathleen Kneen Award, two women who show extraordinary leadership and embody the spirit of the food movement in their communities and territories.

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