Alberta’s 2021 Nutrition Report Card
on Food Environments for Children and Youth

Alberta’s 2021 Nutrition Report Card is the seventh annual assessment of how Alberta’s current food environments and nutrition policies support or create barriers to improving children’s eating behaviours.

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Drs. Kim Raine, Candace Nykiforuk, and Katerina Maximova received funding from Alberta Innovates Cancer Prevention Research Opportunity (CPRO) for the project “Impact of Benchmarking Food Environments on Policies and Actions to Promote Healthy Eating for Reducing Cancer Risk”. Funding will enable the annual production of Alberta’s Nutrition Report Card, and assessment of current food environments and nutrition policies in Alberta through 2021.

The Benchmarking Food Environments Project also includes:

  1. Assessment of the outcomes and impact of the annual Alberta Nutrition Report Card on:
    • decision-maker and public perceptions of policy interventions relevant to food environments
    • policy-development
    • food environments
    • eating behaviours and
    • childhood overweight/ obesity
  2. Engaging Alberta communities to participate in collecting data on relevant benchmarks and taking action to improve local food environments. This process will be assessed in terms of process, outcomes and impact.

Benchmarking helps to strengthen the accountability of systems relevant to food environments with the overall goal to stimulate a greater effort from governments to reduce obesity, non-communicable diseases and their related inequalities. The project’s long-term goal is to conduct these assessments across several Canadian jurisdictions to create a national Nutrition Report Card for Canada.

If you are interested to know more about the Nutrition Report Card or have a question about it, we invite you to connect with us:

Dr. Kim Raine, Primary Investigator

Krista Milford, MSc, Project Coordinator

One thing is clear: Although Alberta is making progress on healthier food and nutrition environments for young people, there is much more to be done!

That’s where you come in.

As an individual or community, you can be part of collective action to make healthy choices easier for all Albertans. Check out tools and resources below to get started.

Promote Local Change

  • Talk to your school, childcare, recreation facility or local public building about providing healthy options and ask if they have a healthy eating policy in place
  • Talk to your city councilor about policies to promote healthy eating environments
  • Tweet or share information about the nutrition report card on social media

Build Capacity

Take Part in Coalition Advocacy:


Visit our resource hub for more tools and resources on food and nutrition environments to support healthy eating.

Past Report Cards

Alberta’s 2020 Nutrition Report Card

Alberta’s 2019 Nutrition Report Card

Alberta’s 2018 Nutrition Report Card

Alberta’s 2017 Nutrition Report Card

Alberta’s 2016 Nutrition Report Card

Alberta’s 2015 Nutrition Report Card