The purpose of this report is to summarize the survey information obtained from the respondents of the 2015 Hunger Count Questionnaire. A survey was sent out to various organizations in Medicine Hat to discover what types of food services were being provided by the organizations. The primary goal of the Hunger Count was to continue discussion around hunger in the City of Medicine Hat. Another goal was to provide an overview of the types of services being provided and what organizations can do to move individuals/families towards food security and out of crisis.
The purpose of this report is to summarize the survey information obtained from the respondents of the 2014 Hunger Count Questionnaire. The primary goal of the Hunger Count was to start discussion around hunger in the City of Medicine Hat. Another goal was aimed towards establishing a baseline for the types of services being provided and what organizations can do to move individuals/families towards food security and out of crisis.
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.
A resource for local food producers in the Medicine Hat area.
Over the course of two years, over 3500 Canadians participated in a groundbreaking grassroots project to define paths towards a food system that can provide adequate amounts of healthy, acceptable, and accessible food for all. The People’s Food Policy is based on ten detailed policy discussion papers. These discussion papers were generated through an extensive process that included three hundred and fifty Kitchen Table Talks, hundreds of policy submissions, dozens of tele-conferences, ongoing online discussions, and three cross-Canada conferences. These discussion papers include both whole-of-government policy recommendations and concrete guidelines for how the proposed changes can be put into action.
"It’s time to ask: How can food and health address a growing number of public health concerns and chronic disease? What changes must Alberta families make — along with governments, industry and health care providers — to have a healthier future and, at the same time, offer economic development opportunities?
The Alberta food and health innovation framework brings us closer to this healthier future — improving health outcomes for our citizens as well as driving a stronger diversified Alberta economy based on “the healthy choice".
This report is published by the Alberta Community/Public Health Nutritionists Food Security Subcommittee and Dietitians of Canada, Alberta and the Territories Region.
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.