Food Security

Food security is a core public health program under BC’s Guiding Framework for Public Health (PDF, 2.1MB) goal of Healthy Living and Healthy Communities. The goal of the program is to increase food security for the population of B.C.

Food security exists when all people have sufficient, safe and nutritious food for an active and healthy life. Healthy food needs to be available and accessible so people can make healthy food choices.

Each core public health program has tools that support them. Model core program papers describe the core elements of the program. Evidence reviews describe the best available evidence for interventions related to the core public health program. The following links are to the model core program paper and evidence review for food security.