Government of Canada invests in initiatives that encourage healthy eating

Jun 25, 2024

OTTAWA, ON,  Healthy eating is one of the most important factors in preventing diet-related chronic disease. Evidence shows that many factors influence our ability to make healthy food choices. Environments that support people in making healthier food choices, including easy access to affordable healthy foods, are essential for our health and well-being.

Today, the Honourable Mark Holland, Minister of Health, announced an investment of more than $11 million through the Public Health Agency of Canada's Healthy Canadians and Communities Fund to  the following ten Canadian organizations: Corporation de développement communautaire des sources, Farm to Cafeteria Canada Society, GROW – Community Food Literacy Centre, Guelph Community Health Centre, Les Complices Alimentaires, Muskowekwan First Nation, New Hope Senior Citizen's Centre, Rencontres-Cuisines, Saskatoon Public Schools Foundation, and Type Diabeat It.

These organizations share a common goal of creating food environments that enable access to healthy foods and support healthy eating. They are committed to advancing projects that will support healthy living for people in Canada, specifically those who are experiencing health inequalities and those who are at greater risk of developing a chronic disease.

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