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Category: Food and Nutrition

Below is a list of media releases sent out by the staff and programs at the Haldimand-Norfolk Unit.

  • Local food affordability study sees increase in the cost of healthy food

    The cost of a healthy diet was unaffordable for many Haldimand and Norfolk residents in 2023, according to a new report from the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit (HNHU).   Each May, the HNHU collects food affordability data using the Ontario Nutritious Food Basket Survey tool. Sixty-one items, including fruits and vegetables, protein foods and whole grain […]

  • Survey gives insight into food affordability

    Aug. 28 – Individuals and families on low incomes struggle to afford a healthy diet, especially as food prices continue to rise. Food insecurity and inadequate access to food due to financial constraints affects 11 percent of households in Haldimand and Norfolk. Community Health Dietitian Emily Kichler will present numbers from the ‘Nutritious Food Basket’ […]

  • Price of Eating Well in Haldimand and Norfolk

    SIMCOE, January 14, 2015 – It costs 15% more to eat well than it did five years ago, with a 3.5% increase in the past year. Every year the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit surveys the price of food items across Haldimand and Norfolk using a tool called the Nutritious Food Basket.  The cost is determined by […]

  • Cost of eating in Haldimand and Norfolk continues to climb

    SIMCOE, FEBRUARY 26, 2014- People living on low incomes in Haldimand and Norfolk Counties will continue to find it challenging to afford to eat a healthy diet this year. The Nutritious Food Basket survey, conducted annually by Health Unit, monitors the cost of a nutritious diet over time. The prices of 67 standard items are […]