Why engage with evidence of lived experience as a means of addressing major food systems challenges?

In 2018 the Centre for Food Policy hosted its seventh annual City Food Symposium. Titled Connecting People with Food Policy, it explored how evidence of lived experience can make food policy more effective and equitable in addressing major food system challenges. Emerging from the 20 talks and workshops, and discussions among the 270 participants, were five core benefits of engaging with evidence of lived experience, and five core challenges.