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Community Food Security

What is Food Security?

Community food security is defined as a situation in which all community residents obtain a safe, culturally acceptable, nutritionally adequate diet through a sustainable food system that maximizes community self-reliance and social justice. Hamm and Bellows, J Nutr Educ Behav. 2003; 35:27-43


  • Discover Your Inner Chef! Food Budgeting Curriculum
    Food Budget Calculator
    Food Budget Calculator
    A tool to help you budget your weekly food costs. New
    This comprehensive curriculum helps group facilitator's to teach basic food budgeting skills in group settings. The curriculum and supportive resources are available to community organizations. Please contact the Durham Health Connection Line at 905-668-7711 or 1-800-841-2729 for more information.

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