Access to nutritious, safe, acceptable, and culturally-appropriate foods
"Community food security exists when all citizens obtain a safe, personally acceptable, nutritious diet through a sustainable food system that maximizes healthy choices, community self reliance and equal access for everyone" - Bellows and Hamm, 2003.
The Food Security and Community Nutrition Program aims to promote the growth of healthy and sustainable food systems where the healthy choice is always the easiest choice.
The Community Nutritionists support numerous community based food security initiatives throughout the Interior Health region. A community capacity building approach is used to ensure that communities have the knowledge and skills to move food security initiatives forward on their own behalf.
Local food initiatives