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“I Would Have Never Thought That I Would Be in Such a Predicament”: Voices From Women Experiencing Food Insecurity in Nova Scotia, Canada

Author:
Williams, Patricia L., MacAulay, Rita B., Anderson, Barbara J., Barro, Kimberlee, Gillis, Doris E., Johnson, Christine P., Langille, Lynn L., Moran, Shelley, Reimer, Debra E.
Source:
Journal of hunger & environmental nutrition 2012 v.7 no.2-3 pp. 253-270
ISSN:
1932-0256
Subject:
children, food security, issues and policy, women, Nova Scotia
Abstract:
Using a structured dialogue method, 56 women from Nova Scotia, Canada, affiliated with 2 federally funded programs housed in family resource centers (FRCs) shared their experiences of living with food insecurity. Their stories revealed an overall lack of supportive environments for them and their children, characterized by (1) the struggle to obtain nutritious food; (2) lack of supports within systems; (3) feeling judged; and (4) stress and its impacts. Through telling their stories and engaging in reflection and critical analysis of their experiences, these women have enriched a research process that is working toward policy change to build food security.
Agid:
351997