Food Policy

Toronto Food Strategy

Over the years, we have moved away from eating locally grown or produced foods and towards a food system that focuses on the mass production, distribution and marketing of processed "convenience" foods. This has contributed to the food-related problems facing Toronto and other big cities - hunger, obesity, chronic diseases, disappearing farmland and environmental pollution.

In 2008, the Board of Health approved the Toronto Food Strategy to guide the City towards a vision for a new food system that focuses on health. The Toronto Food Policy Council was a key player in developing the strategy and continues to provide guidance and support on Food Strategy projects.