Children in Food Insecure Households
Author: PROOF Food Insecurity Policy Research
Topic: Poverty issues
Publisher: University of Toronto
Location: Canada
Format: Graphic
Content Type: Miscellaneous
Publication Date: September 30, 2016
This is an infographic summarizing Canadian Community Health Survey data on food insecurity. V=Food insecurity - the inadequate or insecure access to food due to financial constraints - is a serious public health problem in Canada. It negatively impacts physical, mental, and social health, and costs our healthcare system considerably. Statistics Canada began monitoring food insecurity in 2005 through the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS). Since then, food insecurity has persisted across Canada, with over 4 million Canadians now affected.
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