The Connection Between Food Insecurity and Mental Health
By Jace Peterkin and Isha Weerasinghe
Food insecurity disproportionately affects people who experience poverty. Not having the option to buy food, let alone nutritious food, can have adverse effects on one’s physical and mental well-being. This factsheet outlines key considerations for policymakers, to ensure that the links between food insecurity and mental health are not ignored.