Rising food costs, costing kids access to healthy food

Low-income Canadian families struggle to feed their kids healthy foods as prices rise

Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Press  02.18.2016


"Rising grocery prices in Canada have renewed calls for a national food policy as concerns over the number of Canadians living in so-called food-insecure households grows.

Some four million Canadians, or about 12.7 per cent of households, experience some level of food insecurity, according to PROOF, a research group studying policy options to reduce the problem. More than 850,000 Canadians rely on food banks monthly, according to Food Banks Canada."

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