A New Brunswick that is connected, informed and engaged in food security for all.
To provide leadership in the advancement of food security in New Brunswick through:
- Knowledge and information sharing
- Public Relations and Building partnerships
What is food security?
Food literacy: Food literacy is an understanding of the impact your food choices have on your health, the environment, and our economy.
Food Security: Food security exists when all people, at all times, have physical, social and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life.
The Five A's of Food Security: Five little words, five big concepts.
- Availability—Is there enough food? For everyone? At all times?
- Accessibility—Can you get to the food? Can the food get to you? Can you afford it?
- Acceptability—Is the food and the system of delivery culturally acceptable and appropriate?
- Adequacy—Is the food adequately nutritious? Is it safe to eat? How sustainable is the food supply? How about the sources?
- Action—If any of the previous four elements are not being met, is there a policy and procedure in place for you to take steps to change that situation?
Food Sovereignty: Food Sovereignty is the right of peoples to healthy and culturally appropriate food produced through ecologically sound and sustainable methods, and their right to define their own food and agriculture systems.
Food Justice: Food Justice is communities exercising their right to grow, sell, and eat healthy food.
Mental fitness: Mental Fitness refers to a state of psychosocial well-being. It means having a positive sense of how we feel, think, and act, which improves our ability to enjoy life. It contributes to our innate ability to be self-determined.
Household food insecurity: The inadequate or insecure access to food due to financial constraints.