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Health Equity Impact Assessments Workshop – Feb 22nd

Workshop – Building Equity into Everyday Practice: Using Health Equity Impact Assessments to Improve Programs and Policies

Who should attend? Health and social service providers who want to learn and share about integrating health equity into practice.

Date And Time  Fri, 22 February 2019, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM EST

Location  Family and Children’s Services of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington 817 Division Street.  Kingston, ON K7K 4C2

To learn more and register for the event, visit our registration page.



KFL&A Public Health Releases the Cost of Eating Healthy Report

KFL&A Public Health Releases the Cost of Eating Healthy Report


Kingston – KFL&A Public Health has released the 2018 Cost of Eating Healthy Report. Based on the local results of the Nutritious Food Basket annual survey, the cost to eat healthy in 2018 for a family of four (two adults, two children), is approximately $874 per month. Although a decrease of $14 from the 2017 report, the results strongly demonstrate how vulnerable populations with a fixed or low income have difficulty affording healthy food after accounting for rent and other basic expenses.


Currently, 10% of households in the KFL&A area live with food insecurity, meaning that they can’t afford to buy the food they want and need for good health. Food insecure households have little money left to buy food after paying their basic expenses, or they might skip meals so that there is enough food for their children.


KFL&A Public Health is committed to developing, implementing, and supporting programs and services that address health disparities, such as food insecurity.


The full Cost of Eating Healthy report, including the details of the cost of eating healthy based on household size and income, is available at or via this link.


For more information, contact:

Susanne Orychock, BPR

Communications and Public Relations Specialist

Phone: 613-549-1232, ext. 1236

Toll-Free: 1-800-267-7875
Fax: 613-549-7896