Canada’s Food Report Card 2016: Provincial Performance

The Conference Board of Canada, 157 pages, May 18, 2017
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This inaugural provincial food report card compares 63 food performance metrics across Canada’s 10 provinces. It organizes these metrics around the Canadian Food Strategy’s five elements: industry prosperity, healthy food and diets, food safety, household food security, and environmental sustainability.

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This inaugural provincial food report card was launched at The Conference Board of Canada’s 5th Canadian Food and Drink Summit, held in Toronto, Ontario, November 28–29, 2016. It compares 63 food performance metrics across Canada’s 10 provinces. The report card organizes these metrics around the Canadian Food Strategy’s five elements: industry prosperity, healthy food and diets, food safety, household food security, and environmental sustainability. It strives to offer clear comprehensive evidence of provincial food system and food sector performance toward enhancing public and private awareness and commitment to action.

This provincial food report card is the second in a series of annual Canadian food report cards that explore and monitor Canada’s food performance. Canada’s Food Report Card 2015 compared Canada’s international food performance to 16 OECD countries. This 2016 food report card is the first to compare Canada’s domestic food performance across all 10 provinces (and territories where data permit). The comparison shows Saskatchewan leading Canada’s provincial food performances, followed by British Columbia and Quebec. In contrast, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador lag their provincial peers in food performance, on average, across the Canadian Food Strategy’s five elements.

Table of Contents

Executive Summary

Chapter 1—Introduction

  • Inaugural Launch of the 2016 Provincial Food Report Card
  • Engaging Canadians
  • The Canadian Food Strategy
  • Monitoring Canada’s Food Performance Strategically
  • Metric Rating System

Chapter 2—Element: Industry Prosperity

  • Sub-Element: Endowments
  • Sub-Element: Capitalization
  • Sub-Element: Farming Revenue Structure
  • Sub-Element: The Food Manufacturing Sector
  • Sub-Element: Food and Beverage Retailing

Chapter 3—Element: Healthy Food and Diets

  • Sub-Element: Daily Dietary Energy Intake
  • Sub-Element: Food Consumption
  • Sub-Element: Sodium, Carbohydrate, Saturated Fat, and Added Sugar Intake
  • Sub-Element: Micronutrients: Vitamins A and D, Iron, Calcium Intake
  • Sub-Element: Chronic Diet-Related Health Conditions
  • Sub-Element: Alcohol Consumption
  • Sub-Element: Food Literacy

Chapter 4—Element: Food Safety

  • Sub-Element: Microbial Risk
  • Sub-Element: Food Recalls
  • Sub-Element: Animal Welfare

Chapter 5—Element: Household Food Security

  • Sub-Element: Household Food Insecurity
  • Sub-Element: Food Insecurity Among Canadians
  • Sub-Element: Economic Measures of Food Security
  • Sub-Element: Mental and Physical Effects
  • Sub-Element: Food Relief
  • Sub-Element: Food Emergency Preparedness

Chapter 6—Element: Environmental Sustainability

  • Sub-Element: Household Food Waste
  • Sub-Element: Air Quality
  • Sub-Element: Water Contamination
  • Sub-Element: Soil Health
  • Sub-Element: Farm Environmental Sustainability

Appendix A—Detailed Food Report Card Metrics

Appendix B—Bibliography

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