How a 15-hour health program is making a breakthrough with teen obesity

A skills-building program offered as part of high school health classes may help prevent obesity, depression and drinking among teenagers, a new study suggests.

Ontario adds $3 million to student nutrition programs

Ontario is adding $3 million a year into student nutrition programs in response to a recent report on children’s health that called on the province to extend healthy food programs to all public schools.

Marketing junk food to kids


The "No Time to Wait: The Healthy Kids Strategy" calls for a ban on advertising junk food directly to children, as well as other suggestions such as removing junk food displays from convenience stores and displaying calorie counts on menus.

Child hunger hits an all-time high in rural Ontario

Child hunger has hit an all-time high in rural Ontario, with over 14,000 children accessing rural food banks and their hunger relief programs every month.

School meal programs needed across Canada to address food insecurity

A new report is recommending provincial and territorial governments create a pan-Canadian program to fund school meals for vulnerable children.

Test of a feed

New Farmers, New Ideas, New Opportunities

Halifax, Nova Scotia – As Canadians from coast to coast are feasting on the summer harvest of fresh local produce, many are unaware of an impending crisis facing Canadian agriculture:  The average age of Canadian farmers is 54 and while many young people are choosing farming as a vocation, they must surmount many obstacles to make that choice. We need policies and programs that encourage people to make farming their career choice!

Edible Campuses: Campus Gardens Opportunities and Challenges

Interesting in creative fertile grounds to grow on campuses and or in the community? 

Watch the recording, help on May 14th!

Hosted in collaboration with Campus Food Systems Project             

Community Food Discussion Calls for National Food Policy to Address Real Issues

Toronto, 9 April 2013 – 150 enthusiastic people crammed into a hall at the Centre for Social Innovation-Regent Park last night to discuss the need for a national food policy on the eve of a Food Summit gathering executives from some of Canada’s biggest food businesses.  The event was co-sponsored by Food Secure Canada, FoodShare Toronto, Sustain Ontario, the Toronto Food Policy Council, Centre for Social Innovation and the Toronto Youth Food Policy Council, and was intended to highlight voices and concerns that the Food Summit should be hearing.  Several participants plan to attend the Food Summit, organized by the Conference Board of Canada 9-10 April.