THE DETERMINANTS OF HEALTHY EATING AMONG LOW-INCOME CANADIANS
sociology of food , low-income , public health nutrition , social determinants of health
This paper outlines the state of knowledge regarding the determinants of healthy eating among low-income Canadians, as well as gaps in that knowledge. It focuses on income and social class, the first of twelve determinants of health identified in Health Canada’s model of population health. Its orientation is sociological, drawing in particular on the work of French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu, to understand both the economic and socio-cultural determinants of healthy eating for low-income Canadians.