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What can you do ?

  • work with community based organizations and antipoverty groups, advocate for policies to reduce poverty

  • work to supoprt the social safety net

  • vote, support the programmes on which food-insecure people depend

  • listen to what your patients will tell you and use this to inform your actions on a population  health level

  • seek to understand your own social position, assumptions and biases, understand your power and privilege and use it in the service of others

  • educate yourself and others about food insecurity

  • work to achieve food security through social change

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6. Adapted from: Individual and Household Food Insecurity in Canada. Position of Dieticians of Canada. Dieticians of Canada 2005. available at: http://www.dietitians.ca/news/highlights_positions.asp?fn=view&id=3941&idstring=1338%7C3941%7C3398%7C1231%7C2482%7C2175%7C1952%7C2516%7C2517%7C1363%7C2451%7C1188 accessed April 17, 2006

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