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The Impact of Food Insecurity on Health

Food Insecurity is a serious public health concern in Canada. It negatively impacts physical, mental and social health, and costs our health care system considerably.

This fact sheet highlights the Canadian Community Health Survey data on food insecurity and its relationship with various chronic diseases and health care costs.

Resource Information

Date

January 1, 2016

Author

PROOF Food Insecurity Policy Research

Type

Evidence Summary

Setting

Community-at-large, Home

Age

Prenatal, Infant, Toddler (1-3), Children (4-11), Youth (12-17), Adults (18-64), Older Adults (65 and over)

Topic

Food Security & Access to Food

Language

English

Jurisdiction

National

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