Adequate Food Not An Option On Social Assistance

CBC news


Most Canadian provinces are not providing people on social assistance enough money to buy food for a healthy diet, and that will be costly in the long-term, say poverty experts.
Governments will end up paying the price for the health and social problems created by not providing people on social assistance with the money they need for a healthy diet, says professor Valerie Tarasuk.
"I think it's nuts," says University of Toronto nutritional sciences professor Valerie Tarasuk.
Particularly for the young, said Tarasuk, a poor diet will lead to problems governments will end up paying for.