Who is vulnerable to household food insecurity and what does this mean for policy and practice?
April 13, 2017
This webinar is part 2 of a 3-part series in collaboration with Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance of Canada (CDPAC). It discusses the predictors of household food insecurity and advocacy initiatives by Dietitians of Canada.
In this webinar, we delve into the question of what drives vulnerability to household food insecurity in Canada. Drawing on the wealth of Canadian data collected during more than a decade of food insecurity monitoring, we examine the social and economic circumstances of food insecure households and look at what has been found to underpin changes in household food insecurity status over time.
We also discuss the relationship between food insecurity and health, considering the evidence of a bidirectional relationship for some conditions. The interpretation of these findings by Dietitians of Canada in their recent Position Statement and Recommendations – Addressing Household Food Insecurity in Canada are also shared as a platform for policy and practice recommendations.
Valerie Tarasuk, PhD — Professor, University of Toronto
Lynn McIntyre, MD, MHSc, FRCPC, FCAHS — Professor Emerita, University of Calgary
Pat Vanderkooy, MSc, RD — Public Affairs Manager, Dietitians of Canada