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Struggling to eat: Food insecurity and use of mental health services

Food Security & Access to Food This evidence summary outlines research which sought to investigate a connection between an Ontario adult’s level of food insecurity and use of publically-funded healthcare services for Ontario. Data from the Canadian Community Health Survey (2005 to 2012) and publicly funded mental health service providers were used for analyses.
Author:
Tarasuk V, Cheng J, Gundersen C, de Oliveria C, Kurdyak P
Category:
Evidence Summary
Topics:
Food Security & Access to Food, Mental Health
Setting:
Community-at-large, Food Bank, Primary Care
Age:
Adults (18-64)
Population:
First Nations, Inuit & Metis, Low Income
Language:
English
Jurisdiction:
Provincial (Ontario), National