Food bank usage is a poor indicator of food insecurity and Canada-US comparison of food insecurity and nutrient intakes

June 9, 2015

Check out these 2 new studies on the relationship between food banks in Canada and differences in food insecurity and nutrition between Canada and the US.

Food Bank Usage Is a Poor Indicator of Food Insecurity: Insights from Canada
Loopstra R, Tarasuk V.
Social Policy and Society 2015; 14(3): 443-455

Household Food Insecurity Is a Stronger Marker of Adequacy of Nutrient Intakes among Canadian Compared to American Youth and Adults
Kirkpatrick SI, Dodd KW, Parsons R, Ng C, Garriguet D, Tarasuk V.
Journal of Nutrition 2015 May 20. pii: jn208579. [Epub ahead of print] [Abstract]