What Is Food insecurity?
Food insecurity can be defined as inability to access nutritional, culturally and socially appropriate food, which can be due to lack of affordability or inability to access it due to isolation.
There are also varying levels of food insecurity from marginal, moderate to severe.
Effects and Impacts of Food Insecurity:
Negative impacts to student's academic performance, social life, and quality of life .
Inability to eat balanced, healthy meals .
Negative mental health impacts (increased risk of depression, anxiety, and mood disorders) .
Increased risk of chronic health conditions (diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, etc.) .
Resources will also later include:
End of year report
Where to get food in Thunder Bay
at Lakehead (ex. Health and Wellness)
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