The CAMRT Board of Directors is pleased to endorse the Dietitians of Canada’s new position statement and recommendations addressing the very important issue of household food insecurity in Canada.
Household food insecurity is a serious public health issue with profound effects on physical and mental health and social well-being. All households in Canada must have sufficient income for secure access to nutritious food, after paying for other basic necessities.
Given the alarming prevalence, severity and impact of household food insecurity in Canada, it is essential that a pan-Canadian, government-led strategy be put in place to specifically reduce food insecurity at the household level, including policies that address the unique challenges of Indigenous Peoples.
Regular monitoring of the prevalence and severity of household food insecurity across all of Canada is required. Research must continue to address gaps in knowledge about household vulnerability to food insecurity and to evaluate the impact of policies developed to eliminate household food insecurity in Canada.
For the full position statement and further details visit: http://www.dietitians.ca/Dietitians-Views/Food-Security/Household-Food-Insecurity.aspx