On Oct. 17th, members of the Halifax Food Policy Alliance hosted an event called “Acting Together for Food Policy” in partnership with the Halifax and Chebucto West Community Health Boards. The focus of the day was to:
- Increase understanding of policy and how to influence policy
- Co-identify policy priorities / solutions that would inform a Food Action Plan for HRM
- Identify possible opportunities to act together
Graham Steele also provided helpful tips for communicating with politicians based on his book “What I Learned about Politics: Inside the Rise–and Collapse–of Nova Scotia’s NDP Government”.
There was real excitement in the room for mobilizing around the 2020 municipal elections (can never start too early!), and one action item that came out of this day will be to co-develop an election primer on food issues in HRM. Stay tuned for more information!