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Health and hunger discussed at LCFC

A child who starts out life in poverty is more like to stay in poverty as an adult.

That was the message of the documentary ‘A Place at the Table’ screened last night at the Local Community Food Centre.

It was also echoed by Dr. Miriam Klassen from the Perth District Health Unit.

She says chronic hunger biologically stunts children.

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She says poverty makes people more vulnerable to a whole slew of illnesses.

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Dr. Klassen says a change in public policy is needed.

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Dr. Klassen says hunger is an issue everywhere including right here in Perth County and the solution is to create programs everyone can use.

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She says there are a couple of things we must do fix the problem.

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More information can be found at the PDHU or LCFC websites.

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