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Enhancing Communities

We are working to enhance community food security and food sovereignty in Canada and abroad. Food is never just fuel but plays an integral role in culture both as a source of unity and of conflict. At the same time, we live in a world of stunning inequalities where both the number of hungry and the number of obese people is rising. Therefore, we can see that food sits at the foundation of community, personal and planetary health. By exploring the links between food safety, sustainability, culture and security we are working with our partners to create the foundations of better nourished communities now and in the future.

We are Enhancing Communities by investigating:

  • food’s role in culture as a source of unity, and of conflict
  • safe delivery of food to consumers in sustainable packaging*
  • how to make food more accessible to all

Culture

Anita Stewart, Visionary Leader on Canadian Cuisine

October 30, 2020

Recipe

Chef Suzanne Barr’s Masala Fish Fry for World Food Day

October 16, 2020

Culture

6 history lessons for eating through COVID-19 pandemic

April 15, 2020

Food Waste

Upcycling for a Food Secure Community

March 24, 2020

Culture

While At Home…

March 18, 2020

Policy

Time for Action: Critical next steps to create a National School Food Program

March 12, 2020

Culture

Growing Cuisine

August 1, 2019

Culture

Celebrating Canadian Cuisine

August 1, 2019

Policy

Eat Think Vote

July 19, 2019

Policy

Short-term opportunity for jobs creation and economic growth possible through National School Food Program

March 29, 2019

Policy

New food guide will save Canadians money but few are following it, study finds

March 14, 2019

Food Sovereignty

Farming on First Nations: Reconciling business with social enterprise to achieve food security

March 11, 2019

Recipe

It’s Time to Celebrate Canadian Cuisine

August 1, 2018

Nutrition

New science-based cookbook makes snacking healthier for families

July 31, 2018

Food Sovereignty

Sheila Watt-Cloutier on the Vital Relationship between Food and Culture

May 24, 2018

Food Sovereignty

Knowledge Keepers: Examining Indigenous Food Sovereignty

May 23, 2018

Food Waste

Thinking Outside the Bin: Challenging Food Waste Orthodoxies

May 22, 2018

Health

Mental Health in Agriculture: The Dark Side of Farming

May 22, 2018

Culture

Summit Menu Highlights Guelph Ingredients and Archival Recipes

May 17, 2018

Food Waste

Thinking outside the green bin

April 29, 2018

Food Sovereignty

In Pursuit of Food Self-Determination

November 22, 2017

Culture

A Northern Bounty: Food Day Canada

August 4, 2017

Food Security

Students cook up comfort food with crickets

December 19, 2016

Food Waste

Food waste lesson plans connect research to classrooms

November 24, 2016

Culture

A Canadian Cuisine Thanksgiving

October 6, 2016

Culture

The queen of optimal eating

August 11, 2016

Health

Feeling down on the farm

July 15, 2016

Food Waste

Podcast: The shocking stuff that shows up in our garbage

April 28, 2016

Health

How we came to drink pasteurized milk

April 2, 2016

Nutrition

Eat like a pig

April 2, 2016

Nutrition

A bagel with benefits

April 1, 2016

Enhancing Communities Resources