More than the Ripley Apple to Discover at the Bruce Botanical Food Garden

By Mikayla Smailes, Dietetic Intern Do you enjoy freshly picked produce? Take a short trip to Ripley and gain bonus passport punches at the Bruce Botanical Food Garden! I am a Dietetic Practicum Student with Grey Bruce Public Health. On Tuesday July 10, I had the pleasure of accompanying the Food Security Action Group as … Continue reading More than the Ripley Apple to Discover at the Bruce Botanical Food Garden

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Food Charter Promoted To Municipal Leaders

Grey Bruce Public Health and Bruce Grey Poverty Task Force are working together to encourage munipalities across Grey and Bruce to endorse and take action on the Bruce Grey Food Charter.  Public Health Dietician Laura Needham has been on a roadtrip across Grey and Bruce Counties to speak about a just and sustainable local food … Continue reading Food Charter Promoted To Municipal Leaders

OFFICIAL SUBMISSION: A FOOD POLICY FOR CANADA

In response to a call from the Government of Canada's A Food Policy for Canada, the Food Security Action Group of the Poverty Task Force has provided an official submission to inform the national Food Policy. The PTF’s submission on  A Food Policy for Canada_2017  is available here: Canadian Food Policy PTF Response_30 Aug 2017 Individuals, … Continue reading OFFICIAL SUBMISSION: A FOOD POLICY FOR CANADA

Fighting poverty with food security

  Public Health Dietician Laura Needham (left) and Jill Umbach, Planning Network Coordinator with Bruce Grey Poverty Task Force, discussed food security issues with Saugeen Shores councillors at their July 24 meeting. Councillors were asked to consider endorsing a Bruce Grey Food Charter to create a just, sustainable and secure food system.   SAU - The statistic … Continue reading Fighting poverty with food security

Grey Bruce Online Food Map is Launched; Targets Hunger and Waste Reduction

The Food Security Action Group (FSAG) has launched a Bruce Grey Food Assets Map. The map will help to connect organizations and businesses looking to build better food security throughout the region. Currently, the Food Assets Map includes programs and initiatives like community gardens, community meals, food banks, food education, good food boxes, meal delivery … Continue reading Grey Bruce Online Food Map is Launched; Targets Hunger and Waste Reduction

2015 Nutritious Food Survey

Grey Bruce Health Unit:  The Cost of Eating Well in Grey and Bruce Counties The Nutritious Food Basket The Nutritious Food Basket is a costing tool that measures the cost of basic healthy eating using the current nutrition recommendations from Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide and average food purchasing patterns from the Canadian Community … Continue reading 2015 Nutritious Food Survey

Meaford Newsmaker of the Year: councillor Jaden Calvert

We don't normally feature politicians on our blog. However, we want to congratulate Jaden Calvert who has worked hard as a part of our Food Security Action Group. He has been named Meaford Newsmaker of the Year. At 25 years old, he is the youngest Councillor to be elected in Meaford. Jaden has been a … Continue reading Meaford Newsmaker of the Year: councillor Jaden Calvert

2014 Nutritious Food Basket Survey released in Grey Bruce

The 2014 annual Nutritious Food Basket survey identifies it costs $782.82 a month to feed a family of four in Grey Bruce; up from $775.37 a month in 2013. The survey measures the cost of basic healthy eating based on the prices for representative food products. Provincially, the cost has risen 4.5 percent from last … Continue reading 2014 Nutritious Food Basket Survey released in Grey Bruce

15 for ’15 Holiday Wish List from Poverty Task Force

Along with the release of the Nutritious Food Basket Survey for 2014, the Bruce Grey Poverty Task Force released its Holiday Wish List - 15 Wishes for '15.  We know that achieving food security for your family is not so simple for families living under the poverty line. Its take a good income and benefits; … Continue reading 15 for ’15 Holiday Wish List from Poverty Task Force