Start your 2017 networking, connecting and learning with Albertans working towards an economical resilient, ecologically sound, equitable regional food system.
We are actively seeking motivated individuals to assist our 16 member Advisory Committee in launching Cultivating Connections 2017: Alberta Regional Food Systems Forum.
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The Alberta Food Matters (AFM) Board of Directors is asking the Growing Food Security in Alberta (GFSA) Network users and others who share common interests and values with Alberta Food Matters to officially become a member of AFM!
Does food matter to you? Then let's make it matter to our politicians!
Food Secure Canada and its partners are organizing Eat Think Vote food events across the country to engage citizens and candidates in the upcoming federal election on making a national food policy a reality in Canada.
During the 2014/2015 academic year, the Alberta Policy Coalition for Chronic Disease Prevention (APCCP), Alberta Food Matters (AFM), and University of Alberta researchers conducted a survey of school principals in Alberta to understand their perceptions of the school food environment.
The purpose of the survey was to provide a snapshot of school food in the province of Alberta. More specifically, the survey aimed to provide a better understanding of the types of school food programs, policies and initiatives in place within Alberta schools.
The Growing Food Security in Alberta (GFSA) network has developed a new resource, called Recipes for Policy Change: A resource kit for promoting food security through policy change in Alberta!
AFM/GFSA Buzz Current Projects: Advocating for a Universal School Food Strategy for Alberta
We believe all students in Alberta should have access to healthy food while at school. We also think it’s important to teach younger generations the value of food that is nutritious and sustainably produced.
That’s why we are advocating for the Alberta government to take the lead on the development of a Universal School Food Strategy.
For over 13 years Growing Food Security in Alberta (GFSA) is now operated by Alberta For Matters (AFM). Over its 13 years GFSA supported many projects and initiatives across Alberta focusing on food security/food sovereignty using an asset based community development approach. Dietitians of Canada supported some of GFSA financial requests for these projects. Seven hundred groups and individuals are now part of the Network, all seeking to connect and work together to achieve food sovereignty and food security in Alberta and understand the real value of real food.
Albertans are leaders, and with that leadership comes a provincial responsibility. Our province has a responsibility to ensure we can grow and produce food that will feed our own people. No different than our commitment to safe communities, health care and education, all Albertans deserve access to enough nutritious food to maintain an active and healthy life.
The brain of the Alberta Food Matters and GFSA website, this map connects people with food-related assets in Alberta. When we know where people and places are, we can connect to them and build relationships essential to ensure food security and food sovereignty! Please submit a listing if you know of one that we're missing.