IT'S TIME for a federal food policy that guarantees universal access to adequate amounts of healthy, affordable and culturally appropriate food.
Why It Matters:
- Communities are healthy when its citizens eat good food.
- Food affects everyone, all day, every day.
- All residents deserve access to, and the right to choose good food; that is, food that is fresh, accessible, affordable, minimally-processed, as local as possible and culturally relevant.
We Believe That:
- People shouldn’t have to choose unhealthy food to feed their families because they can’t afford fresh, nutritious food.
- All children deserve to eat fresh, nutritious food so that they can grow up healthy.
- Everyone deserves to eat enough healthy food so that she/he can lead active, healthy lives.
But the Reality Is Troubling:
- An alarming 1 in 13 Ottawa households don't have access to healthy food.
- People should not have to choose between fixed expenses and nutritious food.
Questions to Ask:
- What steps will you take to establish a National Right to Food Policy to eliminate hunger in Canada?
- Will you increase federal investment to ensure access to healthy nutritious food among First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples?