On food insecurity and health

The story of Lola Lathon is, unfortunately, a familiar one: a woman whose meagre wages prevent her from accessing good-quality food, and force her to turn to food banks for support. In a June New York Times article, the Houston-based mother described how she has to skip meals to afford the gas to get to her full-time job. Ms. Lathon, like a disproportionate number of low-income individuals, suffers from type 2 diabetes, a disease whose management is markedly impacted by diet.

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