Enough for All: Household Food Security in Canada

The Conference Board of Canada, 57 pages, August 27, 2013
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This report analyzes food security in Canada; explores risk factors associated with food insecurity; highlights efforts to address food insecurity in Canada; and recommends strategies to alleviate Canada’s household food security challenges.

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Document Highlights

All Canadians should have access to enough safe and nutritious food to sustain them, keep them healthy and enable them to lead productive lives. However, nearly 2 million people in Canada (about 7.7 per cent of Canadian households) self-report being “food insecure.” Household food insecurity is influenced by a household’s ability to pay for food, physical access to adequate food resources, health requirements for nutritious food, and preferences for culturally appropriate food. This report analyzes the current state of food security in Canada; explores key risk factors associated with food insecurity; highlights current efforts to address food insecurity in Canada; and recommends strategies to alleviate Canada’s household food security challenges.

Table of Contents

Executive Summary

Chapter 1—Introduction

  • Purpose of the Report
  • Food Security Defined
  • Framework
  • Methodology

Chapter 2—The State of Food Security in Canada

  • Food Security in Canada
  • Outcomes and Impacts of Food Insecurity
  • Conclusion

Chapter 3—Key Risk Factors of Food Insecurity

  • Income Level
  • Cost of Food
  • Cost of Non-Food Essentials
  • Geographic Isolation
  • Lack of Access to Transportation
  • Low Food Literacy
  • At-Risk Populations
  • Conclusion

Chapter 4—Solutions to Improve Food Security

  • Long-Term Solutions
  • Short-Term Solutions
  • International Initiatives
  • Conclusion

Chapter 5—Recommendations

  • Challenges to Overcome
  • Strategies for Food Security
  • Short-Term Solutions
  • Long-Term Solutions
  • Conclusion

Appendix A—Bibliography

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