Disabilities Decrease Capacity To Access Healthy And Affordable Food

disabilityTaking Food Public: Redefining Foodways In A Changing World, 2013

Many forms of impairments and disabilities decrease capacity to access healthy and affordable food and increase reliance on other household, material and contextual resources to overcome these limitations. An impairment or disability may decrease consumer agency when faced with structural forces that affect food access and its availability. Overall, we need food to build good health, but also, our level of health and disability can play a critical role in acquiring food for a healthy diet.

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