Ending child hunger and food insecurity needs to be a top priority in Canada as well as globally

Jaime E. Love
In the last three decades, the world has made considerable progress in reducing child malnutrition, but there is still work to do. Credit: Shutterstock

Achieving food security, improving nutrition and promoting sustainable agriculture are key to reaching one of the United Nations’ most critical Sustainable Development Goals: Zero Hunger.

The goal is important for all people, but is crucial for children. There is work to do to meet this goal not just in low- and middle-income countries, but also in high-income countries. In Canada and the United States, food insecurity affects one in six children.

Children rely on adults to nourish their growth and prepare them to become successful adults in an increasingly precarious world of pandemics, war and climate change—all of which threaten the global food supply, food affordability and the equitable distribution of food.

In my book Small Bites: Biocultural Dimensions of Children’s Food

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