Community First: Impacts of Community Engagement’s (CFICE) Community Food Security Hub helped fund a project to address food insecurity in northern and remote communities in Canada.
In collaboration with Food Secure Canada, Mt. St. Vincent University, and Lakehead University, this project renewed the work on food costing in Northern Canada so that food costing numbers accurately reflect the reliance on traditional / country foods to meet food needs. Food costing involves gathering the prices of different foods to assess the cost of eating a basic healthy diet. This work will support food sovereignty activism in Northern Canada towards the development of better and more realistic food policies.
This journal article reviews the challenges of assessing food environments in northern and remote communities. Read the full article by clicking on the image below.