- Prevalence, Severity and Impact of Household Food Insecurity: A Serious Public Health Issue
(August 2016) a background paper including information about the prevalence, severity and causes of household food insecurity in Canada, with references.
- Addressing Household Food Insecurity in Canada: Position Statement and Recommendations from Dietitians of Canada
(August 2016) the Position Statement and Recommendations, addressing the issues related to household food insecurity, with referenced rationale .
- Addressing Household Food Insecurity in Canada: Executive Summary
(August 2016) includes the position statement, recommendations and key information from the two larger, referenced documents.
- Addressing Household Food Insecurity in Canada: Questions & Answers
(August 2016) answers to common questions asked by members
- PROOF Factsheets
(July 2016) A series of 4 fact sheets is available through PROOF (http://proof.utoronto.ca), a CIHR-funded, interdisciplinary research program working to identify effective policy interventions to reduce household food insecurity in Canada:
Monitoring Food Insecurity in Canada
Children in Food Insecure Households
The Impact of Food Insecurity on Health
Public Policy and Food Insecurity
- 2016 DC (BC) Submission to the Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation
(May 2016) Dietitians of Canada compares total basic monthly income and disability assistance to the cost of a healthy diet in BC as reported by the Provincial Health Services Authority report Food Costing in BC 2015. The submission recognizes recent income and disability reforms and identifies that it is now timely to increase income and disability assistance rates to provide recipients with enough money to pay for a healthy diet. Executive Summary also available.
- 2016 federal pre-budget recommendations
(February 2016) DC's recommendations to the federal government address issues including food insecurity (Aboriginal, poverty), excise tax on SSB, access to home-/community-based care and telehealth dietitians, national workforce data base and nutrient database of Canadian foods.
- Food Insecurity in Canada
(October 1, 2015) This one page document provides an overview of the food insecurity situation in Canada including the prevalence, impact on health, cause and elements of a national strategy to address food insecurity.
- Guide to Food Costing in B.C. (2015)
Provinces and territories across Canada collect food prices to better understand how much it costs to eat a basic nutritious diet. The “Guide to Food Costing in BC” is an online training video and a booklet for food costing data collection based on the National Nutritious Food Basket.
- Food Costing in B.C. (2013)
This report presents the average monthly cost of a nutritionally adequate, balanced diet in B.C. based on the National Nutritious Food Basket. Includes methods and comparison to previous years' data.
- The Cost of Healthy Eating in Saskatchewan 2012
(2012) This is the fourth food costing report completed in Saskatchewan. The report examines the cost of healthy food across the province and identifies ways to work towards food security.
- BC Auditor General Submission: DC calls for changes to social assistance rates and the Nutritional Supplement Programs
(2013) – Dietitians of Canada reviewed some of the current challenges faced by the Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation clients. Recommendations include ensuring social assistance rates and earning limits allow recipients sufficient income to purchase a healthy diet in their local areas, and addressing the inadequacies and inefficiencies in the Nutritional Supplement Programs.
- Cost of Eating in BC Report
(2011) – An advocacy report released by Dietitians of Canada, BC Region to bring attention to the fact that not all British Columbians have enough money to buy healthy food.
- Letter on Right to Food
(November 2011) Dietitians of Canada provided input to the Canadian Joint Civil Society Submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, in preparation for the upcoming Right to Food Mission to Canada in May 2012. This will be the first Mission to an OECD country by the Special Rapporteur, Olivier de Schutter, who requested input into establishing priority issues for investigation, as well as suggestions for supportive site visits.
- DC response to Ontario Social Assistance Review
(August 2011) Dietitians of Canada's response focuses on the need for access to healthy foods for all Ontarians, including those on social assistance, and on the need for Registered Dietitians to be included in any review of the Special Diet Allowance Program.
- Healthy Eating and Food Security: Promising Strategies for BC
(2010) – A discussion paper outlining best and promising practices that can inform community action in the areas of food security and healthy eating in BC.
- Cost of Eating in Alberta
(2009) – An advocacy paper on the challenges faced by low income families in obtaining food for a healthy diet.
- Nutrition and Food Security Network