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York Region Food Network
FOOD FOR HEALTH - FOOD FOR ALL
Food security is defined as a situation in which all people obtain a safe, culturally acceptable, nutritionally adequate diet through a sustainable food system that maximizes self-reliance and social justice. (Hamm and Bellows, J Nutr Educ Behav. 2003; 35:27-43)
Food Insecurity: the inadequate or insecure access to adequate food due to financial constraints.
Tarasuk, V, Mitchell, A, Dachner, N. Research to identify policy options to reduce food insecurity (PROOF). (2013). Household food insecurity in Canada 2011. Retrieved from http://nutritionalsciences.lamp.utoronto.ca/
YRFN is a member of Sustain Ontario and Food Secure Canada
We are proud to be a Good Food Organization working towards a healthy and fair food system in alliance with Community Food Centres Canada. We are joining a growing network of like-minded organizations across Canada who share a commitment to offering healthy and dignified food programs in their communities.