Food access is a determinant of health. Food security means having access to safe, culturally acceptable, and nutritional food. The principles of food security are sustainability, self-reliance and social justice. A sustainable community food system improves the health of the community, environment and individuals over time. Many programs within Island Health share these goals and provide leadership and support for food security.
The Community Food Action Initiative (CFAI) is a health promotion initiative that aims to increase community food security for all British Columbians. Read more at Public Health Nutrition.
Island Health Indigenous Health and Food Security
Island Health's Indigenous Health Dietitians are actively involved with supporting food security in Indigenous communities.