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PROOF/CDPAC Webinar #3, Food Insecurity in Canada

When May 18, 2017
from 01:00 PM to 02:30 PM
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(Food Insecurity Policy Research) PROOF and (Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance of Canada) CDPAC: PROOF/CDPAC Webinar #3, Food Insecurity in Canada

Join PROOF and CDPAC for the final webinar in their series on household food insecurity.

How does food insecurity relate to health and what are the implications for health care providers?

The focus: 1)  examine evidence of the impact of food insecurity on individuals’ mental and physical health, 2) examine the financial burden food insecurity poses for our healthcare system.

Although food insecurity is associated with dietary compromise, its effects on health extend beyond those associated with poor nutrition.

To discuss:  The complex relationship between food insecurity and health, considering the evidence of a bidirectional relationship for some conditions, and disentangling the relation between food insecurity and malnutrition.

To examine:   The implications of this body of research for practice, particularly considering the challenges that arise in providing care to patients who are experiencing food insecurity.


Valerie Tarasuk, PhD, Professor, University of Toronto and PROOF principal investigator

Lynn McIntyre, MD, MHSc, FRCPC, FCAHS, Professor Emerita, University of Calgary and PROOF investigator

Carlota Basualdo-Hammond, MSc, MPH, RD, Executive Director, Nutrition Services, Alberta Health Services


May 18, 2017 from 1:00 – 2:30pm EST

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You can watch recordings of previous webinars on monitoring food insecurity and the drivers of vulnerability at

Lists of additional resources are also available.