Upcoming Canadian Nutrition Society webinar series

February 5, 2022

Please join us for a 2-part webinar series on household food insecurity in Canada, hosted by the Canadian Nutrition Society on February 10th and 17th at 1-2pm ET. The two webinars, presented by PROOF investigators Drs. Valerie Tarasuk and Herb Emery, will provide an opportunity to discuss the relationship between household food insecurity and food, nutrition, and health, as well as the implications for policy and practice.

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Household food insecurity in Canada, Part 1: food, nutrition, and health in the context of pervasive material deprivation

Date: Thursday, February 10, 2022
Time: 13:00 – 14:00 ET
Register at: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fz7jb2w8Q2i6y2MjYPLOvg

This webinar will discuss population data on food insecurity prevalence and current trends; review the geographic and socio-demographic patterning of household food insecurity in Canada; examine how household food insecurity relates to dietary intakes, overweight and obesity, diet-related diseases, and health more broadly; and consider the relationship between households’ food insecurity status and their other financial needs and stressors. Finally, we will explore the implications of these learnings for health care providers and intervention in clinical settings.

Speaker: PROOF principal investigator, Valerie Tarasuk, PhD (University of Toronto)
Moderator: Malek Batal, PhD (Université de Montréal)

Household food insecurity in Canada, Part 2: public policy responses and solutions

Date: Thursday, February 17, 2022
Time: 13:00 – 14:00 ET
Register at: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_GmFgi8SvQ8O2zZ3bbTC5VA

This webinar will draw on findings from Canadian research and recent international comparative studies to interrogate the relationship between the prevalence and severity of household food insecurity and social policy, considering family and child benefits, wages, pensions, housing and food subsidies, and the public funding of charitable food assistance programs. Building on this body of evidence, we will discuss key elements of effective policy responses to address food insecurity in Canada, considering the centrality of income security to this problem.

Speakers: PROOF investigators Valerie Tarasuk, PhD (University of Toronto) and Herb Emery, PhD (University of New Brunswick)
Moderator: Bénédicte Fontaine-Bisson, PhD (University of Ottawa)