Canadian Women and Children Hit Hard by the Impacts of Food Insecurity - Part One

  • Leisha Zamecnik


With regards to the impact of food insecurity on women and children, it was found that there was a particularly high prevalence in these demographic groups (Che and Chen, 2001). Relationships exist between food insecurity and social, cognitive and physical outcomes among children as well as social and physical outcomes among adult women. This review of the literature also revealed that much of the existing research is based upon cross-sectional studies and self report. Additional research methods, such as those longitudinal in nature, would be beneficial in providing further clarity to food insecurity research. Furthermore, a need exists for additional Canadian studies on the impact of food insecurity on women and children.

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