If you haven't added your organization to the Food Atlas, you may want to check out our article on adding your agency (you'll need to add your agency before adding programs).

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Programs are the foundation of the Food Atlas. They're fully mapped, totally searchable, and sorted by topic and region. The program features of the Food Atlas were built with a range of uses in mind:

  • For dietitians, nutritionists, and other professionals working in the field of food security can use the Food Atlas as a referral tool to direct their clients to specific food-related resources and programs in their communities.
  • For community organizations, universities, governments, and other institutions to find up to date information on programs available for food security in the health region.
  • For teachers and educators as a resource for themselves and for their students to learn about food resources in their neighbourhoods. 
  • For individuals seeking the food-focused resources closest to them.

You might want to check out the map for examples of all our programs or click on any of the topics listed on our homepage for examples of specific types of programs. You might also want to learn more about how to use the map's search functions and features.

Map features

Add Your Program

1. enter your program information

Start by adding basic program information. If the program is located in the same place as your organization, the Food Atlas makes it simple by automatically copying that information over for you. If your program is located elsewhere, update the information. Once you've added the basic information, add your program title and a summary of the program details.

Basic program information

2. add your program's topics

Program topics are how people will be able to find your program, so it's important to choose the right one. The best way to think about programs is to think of them as the language that other people use to describe the program. If you're not sure what topic your program fits into, you may wish to browse through some of the programs people have submitted, to see if any are a fit for you.

And don't worry. If you change your mind, you can always adjust your program later.

3. add your audience

If topics describe what your program does, then audience describes who your program is for. Selecting the right audience will help individuals access your programs quickly and easily, and help other organizations looking to refer their clients to programs in the community.

Your programs might serve more than one audience, but it's helpful to think about audiences as the people most likely to utilize your programs.


4. preview and publish your program

Once you're satisfied with your entry, preview your program to make sure it works how you'd like. Remember too, you can always change your program's details later.

That's it! Don't forget to share your program out to social media so people can find you!