Tell Canada all families should be able to afford healthy food

  • by: SUE LEE
  • recipient: Government Officials and Provinces in Canada

Please sign and share this petition worldwide to encourage the availability of more affordable healthy foods in Canada and wherever you live!!

In our day of trying to live healthy lives, it is ridiculous that a family cannot eat healthier because of the cost of more nutritious foods.  Why is it that folks are forced to eating excess carbohydrates and zero-nutritious foods because that is all that most families can afford.  Feeding a family of four healthy food choices costs $2,000 more than the non-healthy options.  It is terrible that the economy is such that you need to be financially wealthy in order to be healthy!!!

According to a study in the British Medical Journal, when evaluating price differences of foods in various countries, results stated, “Our results indicate that lowering the price of healthier diet patterns — on average about $1.50/day more expensive — should be a goal of public health and policy efforts, and some studies suggest that this intervention can indeed reduce consumption of unhealthy foods."    Just choosing a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts and fish increases your food cost by $550 per person annually.  As a result, most humans choose an unhealthy way of eating because the better choices do not fit into the budget. 

Although many people in various countries struggle on a daily basis to make ends meet, nearly four million Canadians have difficulties putting food on their table because of a lack of money.  Spokesmen for the British Medical Journal state that, "We have to make sure everybody has the possibility of buying a healthy diet [that] is reasonably priced and we haven't done that now. Indexing to Inflation is huge and something needs to be done to help society.”  Most researchers state that higher health-care costs and lower incomes. 

Provinces in Canada need to reevaluate the economy to make a healthier way of eating and living more of an option for all residents.  It is terrible that the economy is such that you need to be financially wealthy in order to be healthy!!! Please sign and share this petition worldwide to encourage the availability of more affordable healthy foods in Canada and wherever you live!!

Government Officials and Provinces in Canada – Something needs to be done to help all of your people live a healthier way of life!  It is very sad that people must avoid good health because of the outrageous cost of fruits, vegetables and other healthy eating options.  Changes need to be made in the economy for lower insurance costs and higher wages so that your people can afford to eat in a healthier manner.

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