TP_4472 Food Security for Adults and Seniors with Disabilities in Haliburton

Title

TP_4472 Food Security for Adults and Seniors with Disabilities in Haliburton

Author

Kyle MacDonald

Host Organization

Community Care Haliburton

Supervising Faculty

Heather Nicol and Peter Lafleur

Reference Number

TP_4472

Date

2014

Location of Document

online

Area

Haliburton County

Subject

Food Security

Abstract

‘Food Security for Seniors and Adults with Disabilities in Haliburton County’ is a study designed to research the barriers influencing the availability of healthy food for seniors and adults with disabilities in rural areas. Part of this project involved a survey with Community Care Haliburton clients and the other part involved interviewing program coordinators of food organizations and/or initiatives within the Haliburton County. The ultimate goal of the project
was to gather enough information to seek funding to support further studies and to generate solutions to food security and barriers to accessing food. The study suggests that there is a strong demand for fresh fruits and vegetables for seniors and adults with disabilities, and finances are a
major barrier for both clients and providers to obtain fresh fruits and vegetables. The capacity for organizations to store large amounts of produce is another major barrier for food organizations.
Organizations and community members recognize the value in advocating for their selves and the community through partnership and innovation.

Files

Reference

Kyle MacDonald, TP_4472 Food Security for Adults and Seniors with Disabilities in Haliburton, 2014