Ottawa – The Conference Board of Canada has released its first provincial food report card.
Which province came in ahead of the class? It’s Saskatchewan.
In a statement, the Conference Board says its first Canada’s Food Report Card: Provincial Performance assessed the performance of each province’s food systems and food sectors.
The report “presents data and analysis on five categories: industry prosperity, healthy food and diets, food safety, household food security, and environmental sustainability.”
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The Conference Board gave Saskatchewan an A grade in four out of the five categories. “Its only B grade,” says the statement, “was awarded on the healthy food and diets category.”
BC was also a top performer, says the Conference Board. It was a leader, receiving an A, on healthy food and diets, and environmental sustainability.
The Atlantic provinces received the lowest grades, while Quebec, Alberta, Manitoba and Ontario were “middle-of-the-pack performers.”
Some highlights include:
“• Saskatchewan is the best performing province on the food report card. British Columbia receives top marks on two categories: healthy food and diets and environmental sustainability.
• Quebec, Alberta, Manitoba and Ontario are middle-of-the-pack food performers.
• New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland trail with the lowest grades.”
The Conference Board says BC and Quebec lead the pack when it comes to healthy food and diets. Newfoundland received a D in “most of the indicators used to assess diet-related chronic diseases and health conditions.”
Saskatchewan, Alberta, Quebec, and Newfoundland and Labrador received an A in food security.
The only province, says the Conference Board, to receive an A on Industry Prosperity was Saskatchewan. In fact, it received 10 A grades and five B grades out of 17 industry prosperity metrics.