Food access is a determinant of health. Food security means having access to safe, culturally acceptable, and nutritional food. The principles of food security are sustainability, self-reliance and social justice. A sustainable community food system improves the health of the community, environment and individuals over time. Many programs within the Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA) share these goals and provide leadership and support for food security
Community Food Action Initiative
The Community Food Action Initiative (CFA)) is a health promotion initiatve that aims to increase community food security for all British Colombians.
VIHA Aboriginal Health and Food Security
VIHA Aboriginal Health is actively involved with supporting food security
Looking for information about food safety? Please visit our Food page or contact Health Protection Environmental Services.