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
- The Price of Eating Well in Durham Region 2013 (PDF)
Everyone in Durham Region can afford a nutritious diet... can’t they?
- Food in Durham, 2013 Edition (PDF)
A list of key contact numbers where food can be found throughout Durham Region.
- Everybody's Food Budget Book (PDF)
A booklet that develops skills in the basics about food selection, purchasing, storage and preparation.
- Discover Your Inner Chef! Food Budgeting Curriculum
Food Budget Calculator
A tool to help you budget your weekly food costs.
Food Security - Key Papers
- Durham Region Food Charter
- Individual and Household Food Insecurity in Canada - Position of Dietitians of Canada
- A Call to Action on Food Security
- Enough For All: Household Food Security in Canada
- Golden Horseshoe Agriculture & AgriFood Strategy : Food & Farming: An Action Plan 2021
- Canada’s Growing Appetite for Local Food
- Social Determinants of Health - The Canadian Facts
- Canada’s Food Guide, Health Canada
- Durham’s Child Nutrition Project
- Breakfast for Learning
- Breakfast Clubs of Canada
- Student Nutrition Program Central East Ontario
Community Gardening & Food Systems
Food Security Organizations
- Food Secure Canada
- Feed The Need Durham
- Ontario Association of Food Banks
- EatRight Ontario - Healthy Eating on a Budget
Social Determinants of Health:
- Making the Connections: Our City, Our Society, Our Health
- An Introduction to Food Security, The Meal Exchange