Charitable food assistance is incapable of improving households' food security because it does nothing to address the root cause of the problem.
Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto; principal investigator of PROOF
Valerie Tarasuk is a professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Toronto, and leads PROOF, a research program funded by CIHR to investigate policy interventions to reduce food insecurity in Canada.
Food insecurity, also known as 'food poverty,' can cause significant anxiety over diminishing household food supplies and result in individuals modifying their eating patterns -- adults skipping meals so children can eat or sacrificing quality food choices for cheaper, less healthy options, for example.
01/04/2016 05:16 EST
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