Improving Food Security through Community Action in Nunatsiavut
The communities of Nunatsiavut face complex food security challenges that impact access to traditional, wild foods, as well as healthy store bought food.
The NiKigijavut Nunatsiavutinni: Our Food in Nunatsiavut Project supports creative, community-led programs designed to address local food security challenges and help improve access to healthy and culturally-appropriate food.
In April of 2016, Food First NL's Evaluation Manager completed a two week trip to Nunatsiavut alongside the talented Annie McEwen (Audio Producer). The two travelled to Project sites in the region, gathering sounds and images of the land, harvesting trips, food programs, and people.
From this initial gathering came 18 stories, from Nain, Hopedale, and Rigolet. We are excited to share this collection of stories and to showcase the strength of these communities, and the impact of this work.
This nationally recognized project convenes key players from all sectors to work together in building a provincial roadmap for advancing food security.
Farm to School initiatives bring healthy, local food into schools, and provide students with hands-on learning opportunities that foster food literacy, all while strengthening the local food system.
84% of our communities do not have a full-service grocery store, and rely heavily on their corner stores for food. This project was created to improve the selection of healthy, affordable food in such communities.
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Your one-stop-shop for healthy eating resources in NL.
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