Ontario income assistance changes will make it harder to get healthy, nutritious food

About 162,000 Ontarians with special nutrition needs were told in yesterday’s Ontario budget that their special diet allowance is being cancelled and will be replaced, at some point, with an unspecified new mechanism. Access to nutritious food is one of the most important fundamentals for good health. Sick and Tired, research funded by the Wellesley Institute, demonstrates the poor health status of low-income Ontarians who rely on provincial social assistance as their basic income.

March 26, 2010
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The Wellesley Institute