Social Policy Trends: Beyond the Food: Farmers’ Markets, Subsidies, and Low-Income Families
24 April 2023
Policies aimed at supporting food insecure households have long focused on food banks and other charitable food assistance programs and while these responses are able to address acute food shortages they are not able to relieve food insecurity. [...] The figure, drawn from our research, shows the results of this policy intervention by The FMNCP reduced experiences and severity of household food tracking changes in Healthy Eating Index-2015 (HEI-2015) scores for participating insecurity. [...] The HEI-2015 is a measure of diet quality that reflects adherence to the 2015- quality, the trends toward improved mental well-being and sense 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. [...] The sustained reduction in Ultimately, the root causes of household food insecurity are household food insecurity may indicate that participants preserved foods purchased multifactorial, and therefore no single policy or program can resolve it. [...] In this way, We also found that parents who participated in the FMNCP often shielded their healthy food subsidies can be one important piece of a comprehensive children from food insecurity by compromising their own intake to ensure sufficient policy package to address household food insecurity in Canada.