Monday October 19, 2015

Saving and improving lives: United Nations-European Union: partnership for food and nutrition security is an annual report by the United Nations.

Every year, the UN-team in Brussels produces a report which showcases results achieved on the ground together with European Union support. Over the years, [they] have produced 7 reports, which gives a good overview of how the EU contributes to the work of the three pillars of the UN - human rights, development, and peace & security.

MADGIC also holds a 2007 print edition of this title.

(Source: United Nations Regional Information Centre for Eastern Europe)

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Tuesday October 13, 2015

In the April 2015 issue of Canadian Geographic, cartographers mapped the percentage of Canadians who are overweight or obese.

Using data from the Canadian Community Health Survey, the magazine provides a snapshot of the numbers of Canadians who are overweight or obese; numbers of those who eat their fruits and vegetables; and the number of people who perform some sort of physical activity.

The percentages for each province/territory also take into consideration those who smoke or heavily drink.

In this issue, you can learn more about a study which took place in London, Ontario as well as information about 'Food swamps", neighbourhoods where high-fat, high-calorie foods are plentiful and healthy food are rare.

On their website, Canadian Geographic provides 3 maps that look at obesity and food security in Canada. You can read more about these maps in our blog posting from April 2015.

(Source: Canadian Geographic)

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Wednesday September 23, 2015

Aboriginal food security in Northern Canada: an assessment of the states of knowledge is 2014 report, produced by the Council of Canadian Economies and prepared for the Government of Canada in response to a request from the Minister of Health.

Food insecurity presents a serious and growing challenge in Canada's northern and remote Aboriginal communities. In 2011, off-reserve Aboriginal households in Canada were about twice as likely as other Canadian households to be food insecure.

Read more.

(Source: Council of Canadian Academies)

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