The purpose of this backgrounder is to provide a detailed overview of the relationship between income, health and household food insecurity within Alberta.
This report aims to promote collaborative action among decision makers from sectors who can influence and reduce the health inequities faced by populations at higher risk for household food insecurity (HFI). The report is part of a series of documents that provides an analysis of the cost and affordability of healthy eating in Alberta, as well as an overview of the causes, prevalence and impacts of HFI.
The purpose of this report is to outline a conservative estimate of the average monthly cost of a basic, healthy diet for all Albertans who are two years of age and older. The report also presents healthy food costs for specific communities and community clusters across the province.
Food Talk: From Surviving to Thriving is a report of the Community Food Connections Association in support of the development of a community based approach to achieving both individual and community food security. The report is based on information gathered primarily through a series of focus groups completed over the fall and winter of 2006-2007, and primarily reflects the opinions of the citizens participating in this process. As well, where possible, factual information was gathered to further describe both the assets and weaknesses impacting food security in and around our community, and inform future action.
This new resource is a healthy eating resource that targets older Albertans, providing information, ideas, and an interactive component that encourages and supports healthier food choices.
We are thrilled to share our updated Medicine Hat & Area Local Food & Producers Directory! This Directory will help you find local producers and how to access their food. We hope this will be a beneficial tool for healthy eating and support of local agriculture in our community.