Professor Emerita

Valerie Tarasuk

Department of Nutritional Sciences


Research Interests
Food insecurity, Food and nutrition policy, Nutrition, poverty and income

Professor Tarasuk is the principal investigator on the PROOF research program. Her research extends to Canadian food policy and population-level dietary assessment, but her primary focus is food insecurity. She has worked to elucidate the scope and nature of this problem in Canada, and examine policy and programmatic responses. Her recent work includes studies on food charity, community programs, and analyses of population survey data to elucidate the health, nutritional, and socio-demographic correlates of household food insecurity in Canada.

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In Profile: Valerie Tarasuk

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Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto