Comprehensive government policy action is needed to support a food environment that can contribute to healthy diets and improve health among all Canadians. Local or regional governments have the ability to implement innovative policies and influence higher level legislation.
This research aimed to evaluate policies and actions that three municipal governments are taking to create a healthier food environment in Ontario, and to prioritize areas for action to address current policy gaps.
These documents summarize food environment policies in each jurisdiction, and have been verified to the extent possible by relevant government stakeholders and policy experts.
For additional information on the Local Food-EPI process, or for media inquiries, please contact Kimiya Karbasy (email@example.com) or Dr. Mary L’Abbé (firstname.lastname@example.org). This research was funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.