Food Policy Research Initiative (FPRI)


The Food Policy Research Initiative (FPRI) was launched in 2011 by OTRU at the University of Toronto and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. This two year initiative was designed to improve public health through research on innovative and effective policy solutions to contemporary food issues.

FPRI Projects undertaken from 2011-2013:

  • Exploring Nutrition Information When Eating Out in Toronto
  • FACE: Food Advertising to Children: Ethics for Policy
  • Identifying Policy Interventions to Address Household Food Insecurity
  • Japan-Canada Food Systems Resilience Symposium
  • Mobile Good Food Market Pilot Project
  • Public Health’s Role in Local Food Policy and Governance
  • Tasting School Food: A Comparative Ethnography of How and Why Children Eat the Way They Do

For more information about these projects, please contact:

Catherine L. Mah (