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Eating in Ontario: What Do We Know? Vegetable and fruit consumption, food insecurity, self-rated health, and physical activity based on CCHS 2017 with implications related to COVID-19

This report reveals the troubling depths of food insecurity among female lone-parent households, Indigenous populations, and low-income Ontarians. It also identifies the degree to which too many Ontarians are not being sufficiently nourished, and face challenges feeding their families. This is due in part to the COVID-19 pandemic contributing to mental health concerns and increasing risk of serious long-term health complications including chronic diseases such as diabetes. These findings highlight the need for decision-makers to assume targeted, upstream approaches to health, that address health equity and the social determinants of health.

This report is part of Nutrition Connections’ series –  The State of Healthy Eating and Food Literacy in Ontario.

Resource Information

Date

March 21, 2021

Author

Nutrition Connections

Type

Report

Setting

Community-at-large

Age

Children (4-11), Youth (12-17), Adults (18-64)

Topic

Chronic Disease Prevention, Food Literacy, Food Security & Access to Food, Healthy Eating

Language

English

Jurisdiction

Local/Municipal/Regional, Provincial, Provincial (Ontario)

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