“A sustainable food system is designed to enhance the environmental, economic and social health of a particular place” (London Training Centre, 2012).
"Sustainable food systems also encourage local production and distribution and aims at making nutritious food affordable and accessible to all. (APHA, 2007).
Areas of interest include:
Plant based foods
Healthy and culturally diverse diets
Food waste and reduction
What is Humber doing:
Good Food Challenge: Humber hired consultants for the summer to assess the amount of good food on campus and its sources.
Food Learning Garden: The garden is a space for students and the local community to learn more about local food harvesting , sustainable agriculture, food security and healthy living. Learn more here
Humber's Local Food Procurement Project: In 2017, Humber College and Mohawk College partnered up and developed a report to address the challenges surrounding good food and help increase the amount of local food procured in Colleges in Ontario. Learn more here.