Can food banks sustain nutrient requirements? A case study in Southwestern Ontario.

  title={Can food banks sustain nutrient requirements? A case study in Southwestern Ontario.},
  author={Jennifer D. Irwin and Victor Ng and Timothy J. Rush and Cuong Ngoc Nguyen and Meizi He},
  journal={Canadian journal of public health = Revue canadienne de sante publique},
  volume={98 1},
  • J. Irwin, Victor Ng, M. He
  • Published 2007
  • Political Science, Medicine
  • Canadian journal of public health = Revue canadienne de sante publique
BACKGROUND Concerns about adequate food supply is a mounting problem in Canada, making food bank visits a necessity for over 820,000 Canadians. Given this reliance, the purpose of this study was to compare contents of food hampers with Canadian guidelines, at a large urban food bank in Southwestern Ontario that intends to provide 3 days worth of food per person. METHOD Thirty hampers of each available size (for 1-6 people) were sampled (N = 180). Food items were recorded and analyzed for… 

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