Interview with Valerie Tarasuk, Professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences and cross-appointed to the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. In a research article published in CMAJ, Tarasuk and colleagues found that income-related problems with access to food were associated with increased use of health care services and health care costs. Policy interventions that successfully address food insecurity would likely also reduce health care costs, say the authors.
Full article (open access): www.cmaj.ca/lookup/doi/10.1503/cmaj.150234
Speaker: Valerie Tarasuk
Published By: Canadian Medical Association Journal
Publication Date: August 2015