Cultural Food Security: Building connections and capacities for new immigrants in Nova Scotia

Recent immigrants and refugees to Canada bring knowledge and skills that strengthen the economies, sociocultural aspects, and food systems of their new communities. However, challenges associated with being a newcomer, including access to culturally preferred foods compounds food insecurity - inadequate or insecure access to food due to financial constraints - experienced by new immigrants. Food insecurity data in Canada does not, however, capture cultural perspectives on food; newcomers’ access to food is not solely an issue of constrained financial access, but also an issue of the cultural appropriateness of available and accessible food. 

Intern: 
Manfred Egbe Egbe
Faculty Supervisor: 
Patricia Williams
Project Year: 
2017
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Nova Scotia
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