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A national environmental scan of strategies for influencing policy to build food security : final report

Author: Patricia Williams; Nova Scotia Nutrition Council. Food Security Research Projects.; Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre.
Publisher: Halifax, N.S. : Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre : Nova Scotia Nutrition Council, 2004.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Williams; Nova Scotia Nutrition Council. Food Security Research Projects.; Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre.
OCLC Number: 758076846
Notes: "October 2004."
Description: 1 online resource (87 pages) : illustrations, digital file
Contents: Section 5. Discussion/conclusions. 5.1. Implications for influencing policy to build food security: Food policy councils; Social inclusion --
5.2. Future directions --
5.3. In conclusion. Appendix A: NSNC Research Working Group & Provincial Steering Committee --
Appendix B: National Advisory Committee --
Appendix C: Article review sheet --
Appendix D: Food security initiatives questionnaire --
Appendix E: Telephone interview package --
Appendix F: Informed consent form --
Appendix G: Schematic of major themes in coding framework --
References. Section 4. Influencing policy to build food security. 4.1. Strategies used for influencing policy: Collaboration; Community development and capacity building; Food insecurity as a health priority; Advocacy and lobbying; Research and collecting information; Summary of strategies used to influence policy --
4.2. Successes: Policy-related outcomes; Other definitions of success; Evaluating success --
4.3. Challenges to influencing policy to build food security: Differing perspectives and approaches; Building buy-in and support for change; Limited resources; Tips and suggestions for influencing policy. Executive summary --
Introduction --
Section 1. Background information. 1.1. Food insecurity in Canada: Rates of food insecurity in Canada; Impact of food insecurity; Income and social status; Healthy child development; Gender; Physical environments --
1.2. Strategies to build food security: Efficiency strategies; Substitution strategies; Redesign strategies --
1.3. Community capacity building and food security related policy --
1.4. Overview and research objectives --
1.5. Research framework. Section 2. Methods. 2.1. Data collection methods: Literature search; Recruitment and identification of initiatives; Criteria development; Tool development; Food security initiatives questionnaire; Key informant interview --
2.2. Data analysis --
2.3. Limitations. Section 3. Overview of initiatives involved in the environmental scan. 3.1. Who participated in the food security initiatives questionnaire? --
3.2. Who participated in the key informant interviews? Characteristics of initiatives; Initiatives' mandates and objectives; Past experiences of key informants; Initiatives' policy-related work; Poverty-related policy; Food and nutrition policy; Structural policy; Agricultural policy.
Responsibility: prepared by Nova Scotia Nutrition Council/Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre, Food Security Research Projects ; [principal investigator, Patricia L. Williams].
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