An Ounce of Prevention is Worth A Pound of Cure

The TFPC recently submitted a letter to the Ontario Minister of Finance outlining two key ways that food can help the Ontario government create more jobs and reduce their deficit, including:

  1. Ensuring that all school-age children in Ontario eat at least 1 nutritious meal each day
  2. Harnessing the power of broader public sector procurement to grow a local, sustainable and job-rich food economy

Read the full letter here.

Major savings for the Ontario health care system could come from such investments, as supported by a recent study published in a prominent Journal, The Canadian Medical Association Journal. The study (link here) found reduced health care costs associated with an increase in social spending. 

A recent thought piece was written on this same topic of allocating more dollars towards preventive measures, specifically social programs, to reduce healthcare costs. The article is titled Canada must rethink health spending strategy and can be found here.