Food Security – Mental Health

Not too surprisingly, academic research suggests adults living in food insecure households are more likely to
experience a wide range of adverse mental health outcomes, compared to those living in food secure households. University of Toronto’s PROOF has just published a “fact sheet is on the relationship between food insecurity and mental health,” and features new research on mental health care utilization.

(This is the work of V. Tarasuk, J. Cheng, C. Gundersen, C. de Oliveira and P. Kurdyak. The full study is titled “The relation between food insecurity and mental health care service utilization in Ontario” published in the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 2018.)