Efficacy of Community Gardens as a Tool to Enhance Food Security

I Introduction
II At a Glance: Background and Efficacy of Community Gardens
III Community Gardens and First Nations
IV Benefits of Community Gardens
V Challenges of Community Gardens
VI Conclusion

Submitted by Sara Awija


I Introduction

Organization and Program Resources Related to Feature 720

Health Check website, at at, includes an overview of the program (text and video), nutrient criteria, resources, list of products and restaurants, tips and recipes, and dietitian blogs. Sign up for the healthy eating update. Follow us on twitter @HSFHealthCheck and on Youtube and Flickr.

Community Engagement Coordinator, The Stop Community Food Centre

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline: December 20, 2010

Position: Community Engagement Coordinator (Full-time)
Organization: The Stop Community Food Centre
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Deadline: December 20, 2010

Organic Farmers, Everdale

Southern Ontario
Deadline: December 13, 2010

Organic farmer

Online Resources Related to Feature 678

The People’s Food Policy Project

The People’s Food Policy Project website includes information about the project, resources and a mailing list. The ten themed policy discussion papers are available at The detailed Kitchen Table Talk participation guide is available at


This coalition has set up an online declaration in support of advocacy.

It’s Not Just Gym Anymore


I Introduction
II Report card on physical activity
III Health and physical education
IV How the curriculum was developed
V What’s in the curriculum?
VI The challenge now

--submitted by Chris Markham, Executive Director and C.E.O., (Ontario Physical and Health Education Association) Ophea

I Introduction

NutriSTEP® (Nutrition Screening Tool for Every Preschooler)

NutriSTEP® (Nutrition Screening Tool for Every Preschooler) is a fast and simple way to assess eating habits and identify nutrition problems early in young children 3–5 years of age. The NutriSTEP® questionnaire includes 17 items covering: food and nutrient intake, physical growth, developmental and physical capabilities, physical activity, food security and the feeding environment.

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