Alix Speirs and her son were stuck on the continuous poverty cycle of feast then famine.
Living on a low income, when she got money she would spend it on pre-made and junk food right away, without saving anything for the following weeks.
Depending what day and time you arrive at the Dartmouth North Community Food Centre, you could find yourself in the midst of a family supper, a community lunch, the Good Food Café and produce market, a cooking workshop or a gentle yoga class, among other possibilities. Whenever you go, you’ll find a sense of belonging.
From October 2015 to April 2016, we asked Nova Scotians what we need to do to create a healthier future. Talk about health included 42 face-to-face conversations with almost 1,000 people in communities across the province, asking big questions about how we can change our health status. Our Community Health Boards and many other community partners and stakeholders collaborated to make these events a huge success.
From October 2015 to April 2016, we hosted 1,000 people in 42 meetings to figure out how we can be healthier Nova Scotians. This report summarizes the top themes from those many conversations and the thousands of comments we gathered.