Category Archives: food security

Childhood obesity in Canada: a spooky subject

Trick or Treat! On Halloween night, thousands of kids all across Canada dress up in costume, with empty bags and pillowcases in hand. They speed from house to house, collecting as many sugary treats as they can carry.   For kids, … Continue reading

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Anti-poverty activist Dr Roland Wong positive ahead of disciplinary hearing

We know that people from food insufficient households are more likely to have poor health outcomes – they have higher rates of diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure for example. We’ve also talked before about the fact that an … Continue reading

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A healthy move? The Hamilton Farmers’ Market Transitions

Vendors are set to move into Hamilton’s newly renovated Farmers’ Market on the 20th of January, but it hasn’t been an easy move. Controversy swirled late last year as several long term vendors had their application refused or termed incomplete. … Continue reading

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Med students urge province to Put Food in the Budget

In the province of Ontario, an individual living on social assistance receives 592$/month. This sum must cover the cost of food, rent, transportation and all other living expenses. Earlier this month, 20 McMaster medical students did the math and concluded … Continue reading

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