Household Food Insecurity in Canada
This section is a starting point for those looking to learn more about household food insecurity in Canada. We address key questions for understanding this serious problem and how to effectively address it.
Understanding Household Food Insecurity
Food insecurity is the inadequate or insecure access to food due to financial constraints. It is a serious public health problem, a marker of pervasive material deprivation, and a matter of public policy.
Statistics Canada monitors the prevalence and severity of household food insecurity through its population surveys. This monitoring has enabled research on the predictors of food insecurity, the impact on health and health care, and the effects of different policy interventions.