Dr. Lesley Frank featured nationally by SSHRC for work on Infant Food Insecurity

The Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada's digital campaign, Real Insight. Real Impact. Real Purpose, focuses on topics of top priority and concern to Canadians, including economic vulnerability, climate change and environment, pandemic and wellness, Indigenous reconciliation and cybersecurity. Between the Autumn of 2022 and the Spring of 2023, SSHRC will profile the work of researchers whose work is leading to solutions and contributing to shaping a positive future for Canadians and the world.

On the heels of World Children’s Day (20 November), SSHRC is featuring the work of Dr. Lesley Frank, Acadia University’s Tier II Canada Research Chair in Food, Health and Social Justice, which addresses early childhood food insecurity. The inability of families to provide adequate food for their children is an “inexcusable” problem with global implications. “The solutions lie in creating the economic and social conditions necessary for optimal infant feeding, notes, Frank, “such as ensuring families have access to adequate parental leave and other income supports.”

Dr. Frank's profile can be found on the SSHRC website. You can also watch the trailer for her first book Out of Milk: Infant Food Insecurity in a Rich Nation, which was recently published by the University of British Columbia Press.

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