* The Food Charter Working Group is made up of representatives from:
York Region Food Network • Heart and Stroke Foundation • United Way York Region, in partnership with York University • Seeds For Change • York Federation of Agriculture • City of Markham, Sustainability Office • Healthyork • York Region Community and Health Services
*This is a United Way Strength Investments project*
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