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New Committee Focus on National Food Insecurity

New Committee Focus on National Food Insecurity

September 19, 2014

Social Sciences & Humanities

The Jerusalem Post — Just ahead of the Jewish New Year, Israel’s Welfare and Social Services Minister Meir Cohen officially opened the first meeting of a committee working to prepare a policy paper for the country’s nutritional security over the coming years.

Each holiday season, the issue of food insecurity rises to the top of the public agenda, as hundreds of thousands of households lack food for the holidays.

The committee aims to define the issue of food insecurity in Israel once and for all – the quantity and quality of food required, and the barriers to adequate nutrition that exist among different populations, from infancy to old age.

Heading the committee is Prof. Dov Chernichovsky, chairman of the National Nutritional Security Council and a professor of health economics and policy at BGU.

The panel will meet for the next six months, after which it will make recommendations to the welfare and social services minister. It will attempt to provide wide-scale solutions to food insecurity in Israel.

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