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The Real Cost of Eating Well

Every year Elgin St. Thomas Public Health surveys the price of food items from grocery stores across Elgin St. Thomas using a tool called the Nutritious Food Basket.  In 2015, a healthy diet for a family of four costs $838. Many can’t afford to pay for rent, a healthy diet, and other basic needs. They may skip meals or eat a less healthy diet. This is called food insecurity. Watch the real life story of someone from Elgin St. Thomas living with food insecurity.

Resource Information

Date

September 23, 2015

Author

Elgin St. Thomas Public Health

Type

Case Study

Setting

Community-at-large

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

Local/Municipal/Regional, Provincial (Ontario)

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