Thursday, 28 August 2008

Food insecurity in the news; Results and next steps

Food insecurity is an urgent public health problem in Canada. That was our main message, and the television, radio, and print media coverage of yesterday's publication of our "Discomforting comfort foods" article has followed suit.

The Calgary Sun's Dave Dormer nailed the story: Food insecurity targeted in study.

(Minor correction: the study took longer than one year to conduct.)

Today, presumably due to the media spotlight, an analyst supporting the Senate Committee on Social Affairs Subcommittee on Cities (which is investigating poverty, housing and homelessness) wrote to request a copy of the study. That's gratifying. I've asked for a meeting.

For more information on this committee and its work, see a Toronto Star column by Carol Goar.

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