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Unformatted text preview: atic monitorthe price of food staples, e.g.,
opportunities for healthy eating
ing of food insecurity with an
tortilla flour in Mexico.
among its most vulnerable citizens. eye to rapid policy translation.
Canada’s marketing board
Food security is perhaps
policies protect the supply of
the most precious of all determinants
staples and the incomes of producers,
other forms of transitional assistance
of health. If we make the necessary
but not the affordability of food stahave shown promise. These types of
investments, we can reap a food secuples for consumers. Fluid milk is one
employment support programs should be
rity dividend that enriches all of socieexample. Despite its superior nutriwidely disseminated.
ty with payoffs in health, social capitional value, inadequate consumption
This grouping of recommendatal, sustainability of our physical and
of milk products is consistently
tions speaks to the determinants of
social environments, justice, and cost
observed in low-income populations.
food insecurity and, together, they are
savings and wealth creation.
In milk-friendly low-income families,
the subjects of wide policy debate.
it is clear that programs or policies
There is strong evidence supporting
Dr. Lynn McIntyre is a professor in the
must be made affordable and accessitheir contributions individually and
Faculty of Health Professions at Dalhousie
ble in order to reduce environmental
collectively to poverty reduction and
University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
barriers to milk consumption. It may
improved life quality. COMING SOON/DISPONIBLE BIENTÔT money,
Reconstructing the FederalProvincial Partnership T his collection of essays, based on work prepared
for the Romanow Commission, analyzes key
issues in federal-provincial health-care relations,
especially the fiscal component. It begins with an
essay on why there is a federal role in health care. POLICY OPTIONS
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