Food Insecurity and Mental Health
This fact sheet outlines the bilateral relationship between food insecurity and mental health. It describes the impact of food insecurity on both children and adults, and the burden of food insecure households on mental health care services. It suggests that a guaranteed annual income can alleviate mental health problems and the impact on our healthcare system.
February 1, 2018
Evidence Summary, Example/Component
Cafeteria/Canteen, Children's Service/Child Care, Community Garden, Community Kitchen, Community-at-large, Farmers Market, Food Bank, Grocery/Retail, Home, Long-term Care, Mobile Vending, Primary Care, Recreation Centre, Restaurant/Food Service Premise, School, Workplace
Prenatal, Infant, Toddler (1-3), Children (4-11), Youth (12-17), Adults (18-64), Older Adults (65 and over)
Food Security & Access to Food
Local/Municipal/Regional, Provincial, Provincial (Ontario), Provincial (outside Ontario), National, International