2012-2013 Annual Report
The Food Security Network NL (FSN) held it's 2013 Annual General Meeting recently on November 26th, 2013. The 2012-2013 Annual Report presents the exciting work of FSN over the last year, and acknowledges our supporters and partners who helped make it possible.
Read about our latest projects, achievements, and how much FSN has grown over the past year:
For previous Annual Reports and other resources visit our Resources page.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Good Food Challenge throughout October! We received over 200 pledges from people across the province who are taking action to make a sustainable and healthy food system! To read all the pledges and get inspired visit the Root Cellars Rock Facebook Page.
The Food Security Network of Newfoundland and Labrador is thrilled to launch a new collection of short films called All Around the Table, which highlight traditional food skills and knowledge of seniors in Eastern Newfoundland. Twelve amazing seniors from the Avalon Peninsula were interviewed to share their food stories, tips and traditions on camera.
To host a free community screening of All Around the Table contact Sarah Ferber at 709-237-4026 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This project was funded by the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program.
Report Release: Measuring the Food Environment in Canada
The Office of Nutrition Policy and Promotion, Health Canada, in collaboration with a working group of the Federal, Provincial, Territorial Group on Nutrition, has released a report on the food environment in Canada.
The purpose of the report is to describe current Canadian evidence on geographical access to nutritious food and associations between food environments and diet-related health outcomes; to explore current research initiatives aimed at measuring the food environment in Canada; and to highlight the limitations and gaps in current research related to the food environment. Send feedback to email@example.com
FSN's 2012 Community Report
FSN is pleased to release our 2012 Community Report. It shares six stories highlighting community food security initiatives from across Newfoundland & Labrador. Projects profiled include:
- St. Patrick’s Organic Community Garden
- Hopedale Community Freezer
- Mercy Centre for Ecology & Justice
- Community Garden
- Grand Falls-Windsor Farmers’ Market
- Averee’s Garden
- Family Outreach Resource Centre MOMS Healthy Living
Root Cellars Rock Food Skills Workshops
FSN is proud to announce the launch of a series of 8 workshops for community groups and individuals across the province to use to foster knowledge, capacity, and engagement with healthy, traditional food skills in their communities. The workshop topics are:
Newfoundland & Labrador Nutritious Food Basket 2011 Data Released
The Regional Nutritionists and Community Dietitians in the Regional Health Authorities, in cooperation with of the Department of Health and Community Services and the NL Statistics Agency, collect pricing information for the Newfoundland and Labrador Nutritious Food Basket on an annual basis.