Upcoming webinar – How does food insecurity relate to health and what are the implications for health care providers? (May 18/17 1:00-2:30 EST)

Upcoming webinar - How does food insecurity relate to health and what are the implications for health care providers? (May18/17 1:00-2:30 EST)

On May 18, 2017 from 1:00 – 2:30 pm EST, PROOF is co-hosting the third and final webinar in their series with Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance of Canada (CDPAC). To see recordings of the first two, visit: http://proof.utoronto.ca/resources/webinar/#past

Register today at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6830617413940098051. A recording of the webinar will be available afterwards.

Upcoming webinar – How does food insecurity relate to health and what are the implications for health care providers?

Please join PROOF and CDPAC for the final webinar in their series on household food insecurity. In this webinar, we will examine evidence of the impact of food insecurity on individuals’ mental and physical health and the financial burden food insecurity poses for our healthcare system. Although food insecurity is associated with dietary compromise, its effects on health extend beyond those associated with poor nutrition. We will discuss the complex relationship between food insecurity and health, considering the evidence of a bidirectional relationship for some conditions and disentangling the relation between food insecurity and malnutrition. Finally, we will examine the implications of this body of research for practice, particularly considering the challenges that arise in providing care to patients who are experiencing food insecurity.

Presenters:
Valerie Tarasuk, PhD, Professor, University of Toronto and PROOF principal investigator
Lynn McIntyre, MD, MHSc, FRCPC, FCAHS, Professor Emerita, University of Calgary and PROOF investigator
Carlota Basualdo-Hammond, MSc, MPH, RD, Executive Director, Nutrition Services, Alberta Health Services