By the end of this presentations, participants will be able to:
- Describe food insecurity in children in Canada
- Analyze evidence for food insecurity and obesity in children
- Review screening for food insecurity in paediatric settings
- Discuss interventions to address food insecurity
Catherine Birken, MD, Hospital for Sick Children
Dr. Catherine S. Birken is a general paediatrician in the Division of Paediatric Medicine, Professor at the University of Toronto (U of T), and a Senior Scientist in Child Health Evaluative Sciences at SickKids Research Institute. She is a paediatrician in inpatient paediatrics and a paediatrician in the outpatient SickKids Team Obesity Management Program (STOMP) for children with complex obesity.