Background Paper. Individual and Household Food Insecurity in Canada: Position of Dietitians of Canada

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Date
2005
Authors
Power, Elaine
Dietitians of Canada
Keyword
individual and household food insecurity , poverty in Canada , determinants of health , population health
Abstract
It is the position of Dietitians of Canada (DC) that all Canadians must have food security. Recognizing food security as a social determinant of health, DC recommends a population health approach to food security; that is, an approach that seeks to reduce health inequities through the pursuit of social justice. A population health approach addresses the root cause of individual and household food insecurity – poverty – through improvements to the social safety net.
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