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Community Food Security: A Role for Public Health and Health Promoters


I Introduction and Definition of Community Food Security (CFS)

II CFS and Public Health

III Community Partnerships and Strategies for CFS

IV Conclusion

V References and Further Reading

- by Ellen Desjardins, MHSc., RD, Chair, OPHA Food Security Work Group

Based on the OPHA (Ontario Public Health Association) position paper, "A Systemic Approach to Community Food Security: A Role for Public Health" (available at

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