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Recognizing the health impacts of the natural and human-made surroundings in which we live, work, and play.

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A local food environment policy framework: How to take action and measure change in Ontario

Government policies targeting the availability, affordability, and marketing of foods can shape the food environment. Local governments are often the first to implement innovative healthy food…
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Building Safe & Inclusive Communities: The Public Health Approach

The annual conference is designed to help attendees learn new methods of fostering safe, healthy and inclusive communities by showcasing the latest work and research within the realm of public health…
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Food Environments

The foods that people choose to consume are influenced by the availability, affordability, and accessibility of foods in the environments in which they live, work, and play. Defined by the built and…
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Forest Residues to Energy: Is this a pathway towards healthier communities?

Forest residues are non-merchantable woody biomass found in forests and wood waste from logging practices and industrial operations, such as sawmills. Forest residues are a convenient fuel for open-…
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Indigenous Food Safety and Security: Community Adaptations in the Wake of Climate Pressures

Indigenous people have long relied on traditional foods, as they are nutritionally, culturally, and economically important to individuals and communities, and are an important aspect of food…
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Indigenous Food Safety and Security: Community Adaptations in the Wake of Climate Pressures

As ecosystems try to adapt to climate volatility, so are Indigenous communities striving to become more food self-sufficient — both in reaction to and in anticipation of further climate pressures.…
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March 2018 Environmental Health Research Scan

Full Scan The attached PDF version of the Research Scan has over 100 references and is broken into over 30 categories.Editor’s PicksAfter searching through the dozens of articles referenced in the…
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Whole in One: Six Ways Food Can Transform Cities and Institutions

This workshop will outline six ways that food can transform cities and institutions. The day’s activities will include formal presentations and discussions as well as networking and brainstorming…
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