ASNS 1998 : American Society for Nutritional Sciences Annual Meeting. San Fransisco, CA, USA, 1998/04/18.
A conceptual framework showing the household and social implications of food insecurity was elicited from a qualitative and quantitative study of 98 households from a heterogeneous low income population of Québec city and rural surroundings ; the study was designed to increase understanding of the experience of food insecurity in order to contribute to its prevention.
According to the respondents'description, the experience of food insecurity is characterized by two categories of manifestations, i.e., the core characteristics of the phenomenon and a related set of actions and reactions by the household.
This second category of manifestations is considered here as a first level of consequences of food insecurity.
These consequences at the household level often interact with the larger environment to which the household belongs.
On a chronic basis, the resulting interactions have certain implications that are tentatively labeled « social implications » in this paper.
Their examination suggests that important aspects of human development depend on food security.
It also raises questions concerning the nature of socially acceptable practices of food acquisition and food management, and how such acceptability can be assessed.
Guidelines to that effect are proposed.
Findings underline the relevance and urgency of working toward the realization of the right to food.
Mots-clés Pascal : Sécurité alimentaire, Faim, Impact socioéconomique, Alimentation, Homme, Québec, Canada, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Food security, Hunger, Socioeconomic impact, Feeding, Human, Quebec, Canada, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0310339
Code Inist : 002B29B. Création : 16/11/1999.