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The Edmonton Food Council recently had the opportunity to attend a national summit on developing a Food Policy for Canada. Here is our report back and next steps! A Food Policy for Canada: What Do Edmontonians Think? After years of lobbying by Food Secure Canada and other food organizations, the federal government has charged the … Continue reading A Food Policy for Canada: What do Edmontonians think?
The federal government is currently working on a new version of Canada's Food Guide. This revision is a multi-year project that’s part of Canada’s Healthy Eating Strategy. Health Canada recently released a What We Heard Report summarizing the findings of nearly 20,000 responses gathered through open consultations with stakeholders and Canadians. Canada’s Food Guide forms … Continue reading Have your say on Canada’s new Food Guide
Our Fresh MEÆT micro-fundraiser was a success! 120 people came to hear pitches about seven great new food initiatives in Edmonton and vote on their favourite. The seven pitches were all unique and diverse. They were chosen by the Edmonton Food Council from 13 applicants and each of them fulfilled some part of fresh, Edmonton's … Continue reading Recap and winner of Fresh MEÆT
Join us on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 for Fresh MEÆT: a micro-fundraising event designed to bring people together for a meal and listen to a variety of home-grown ideas. With Fresh MEÆT, Edmonton's NextGen and the Edmonton Food Council are focusing on supporting food and urban agriculture initiatives in Edmonton. We'll hear pitches from several … Continue reading Hear some new food ideas at Fresh MEÆT
You never want to receive a D on a report card. Unfortunately, that was the grade Alberta received according to Alberta’s 2016 Nutrition Report Card: An Annual Assessment of Children’s Food Environment and Nutrition in Alberta. The Edmonton Food Council recently met with Kim Raine, professor in the University of Alberta’s School of Public Health, … Continue reading Alberta scores a D in youth nutrition
The Edmonton Food Council recently delivered a presentation to Edmonton city council in response to a report by city administration that reviewed the regulatory framework for small markets and vendors. This includes farmers' markets, public markets and their vendors. The Food Council supports this review as food is intrinsic to these markets and right now … Continue reading Reviewing Edmonton’s small markets and vendors
Now that spring has finally sprung in Edmonton, it’s time to get some seeds into the ground. If you still need to pick up some seeds for this season, or if you’re always on the lookout for new things to plant, Alberta has two micro-seederies for you to check out: Harmonic Herbs and A’bunadh Seeds. … Continue reading Alberta-grown seeds: Harmonic Herbs and A’bunadh Seeds
Do you have a new food-based business, nonprofit, or other great food-related idea that you're trying to get off the ground? Please join Edmonton's NextGen Initiative and the Edmonton Food Council at Fresh MEAET: a micro-funding forum exploring the possibilities for food and urban agriculture in our city. Attendees will take in presentation from local entrepreneurs … Continue reading Call for submissions: Fresh Meaet
Would you like to join the Edmonton Food Council? Our 2017 application process will begin on April 1, 2017 and close on April 30, 2017. We welcome you to apply! Would you like to be part of a dynamic team that is helping shape the future of food and agriculture in Edmonton? The Edmonton Food … Continue reading We’re looking for you – new members needed