Food Costing in BC 2017: Food prices rising, but lack of income the real problem

The British Columbia Centre for Disease Control collaborated to release the Food Costing in BC 2017 report earlier this month. Please share this report and infographic which demonstrate that 1 in 6 BC children live in homes that struggle to feed them well.  Food insecurity negatively affects maternal health, birth outcomes, mental, emotional and physical health.

The report shows the cost of food is going up, but the root cause of food insecurity isn’t the price of food, but the lack of income. According to the latest evidence and growing calls to action from public health leaders, solving household food insecurity requires policy action from government to improve household income.