V Tarasuk

Summary

Affiliation: University of Toronto
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The affordability of a nutritious diet for households on welfare in Toronto
    Nicholas Vozoris
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON M5S 3E2
    Can J Public Health 93:36-40. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Adequacy of food spending is related to housing expenditures among lower-income Canadian households
    Sharon I Kirkpatrick
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, FitzGerald Building Room 326, 150 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5S 3E2
    Public Health Nutr 10:1464-73. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint A survey of food problems experienced by Toronto street youth
    M Antoniades
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Ontario
    Can J Public Health 89:371-5. 1998
  4. doi request reprint Food deprivation is integral to the 'hand to mouth' existence of homeless youths in Toronto
    Valerie Tarasuk
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Public Health Nutr 12:1437-42. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint Low-income women's dietary intakes are sensitive to the depletion of household resources in one month
    Valerie Tarasuk
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada M5S 1A8
    J Nutr 137:1980-7. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Household food insecurity in Ontario
    Valerie Tarasuk
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, 150 College Street, Toronto, ON M5S 3E2
    Can J Public Health 100:184-8. 2009
  7. doi request reprint An ethnographic study of meal programs for homeless and under-housed individuals in Toronto
    Naomi Dachner
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 20:846-53. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint Use of population-weighted Estimated Average Requirements as a basis for Daily Values on food labels
    Valerie Tarasuk
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Clin Nutr 83:1217S-1222S. 2006
  9. doi request reprint Nutrition inequities in Canada
    Valerie Tarasuk
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, 150 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Appl Physiol Nutr Metab 35:172-9. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Homeless youth in Toronto are nutritionally vulnerable
    Valerie Tarasuk
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Canada
    J Nutr 135:1926-33. 2005

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Publications35

  1. ncbi request reprint The affordability of a nutritious diet for households on welfare in Toronto
    Nicholas Vozoris
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON M5S 3E2
    Can J Public Health 93:36-40. 2002
    ..This study assesses the affordability of a nutritious diet for households in Toronto that are supported by welfare...
  2. ncbi request reprint Adequacy of food spending is related to housing expenditures among lower-income Canadian households
    Sharon I Kirkpatrick
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, FitzGerald Building Room 326, 150 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5S 3E2
    Public Health Nutr 10:1464-73. 2007
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint A survey of food problems experienced by Toronto street youth
    M Antoniades
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Ontario
    Can J Public Health 89:371-5. 1998
    ....
  4. doi request reprint Food deprivation is integral to the 'hand to mouth' existence of homeless youths in Toronto
    Valerie Tarasuk
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Public Health Nutr 12:1437-42. 2009
    ..To describe homeless youths' experiences of food insecurity and examine the relation between chronic food deprivation and food acquisition practices...
  5. ncbi request reprint Low-income women's dietary intakes are sensitive to the depletion of household resources in one month
    Valerie Tarasuk
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada M5S 1A8
    J Nutr 137:1980-7. 2007
    ..The food intakes of women in deprived circumstances are sensitive to the decline in household resources following the receipt of a monthly check...
  6. ncbi request reprint Household food insecurity in Ontario
    Valerie Tarasuk
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, 150 College Street, Toronto, ON M5S 3E2
    Can J Public Health 100:184-8. 2009
    ..To identify socio-demographic factors associated with household food insecurity in the Ontario population...
  7. doi request reprint An ethnographic study of meal programs for homeless and under-housed individuals in Toronto
    Naomi Dachner
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 20:846-53. 2009
    ..This work adds to calls for a rethinking of current responses to problems of hunger and food insecurity among individuals living in poverty in Canada...
  8. ncbi request reprint Use of population-weighted Estimated Average Requirements as a basis for Daily Values on food labels
    Valerie Tarasuk
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Clin Nutr 83:1217S-1222S. 2006
    ....
  9. doi request reprint Nutrition inequities in Canada
    Valerie Tarasuk
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, 150 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Appl Physiol Nutr Metab 35:172-9. 2010
    ..The impact of policy and program interventions needs to be examined across socioeconomic strata to ensure that actions reduce rather than exacerbate nutrition inequities...
  10. ncbi request reprint Homeless youth in Toronto are nutritionally vulnerable
    Valerie Tarasuk
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Canada
    J Nutr 135:1926-33. 2005
    ..Compared to a sample of 114 domiciled youth from the 1997-1998 Ontario Food Survey, males had lower energy and nutrient intakes and females had lower intakes of most nutrients...
  11. doi request reprint Policy directions to promote healthy dietary patterns in Canada
    Valerie Tarasuk
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Appl Physiol Nutr Metab 35:229-33. 2010
    ..In addition, policy actions at the federal, provincial, and municipal levels are needed to lift economic and geographic barriers to food access for specific population subgroups...
  12. ncbi request reprint Household food insecurity and hunger among families using food banks
    V S Tarasuk
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Ontario
    Can J Public Health 90:109-13. 1999
    ..The findings highlight the limited capacity of ad hoc, charitable food assistance programs to respond to problems of household food insecurity which arise in the context of severe and chronic poverty...
  13. pmc Low income, welfare and nutritional vulnerability
    Valerie Tarasuk
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont
    CMAJ 168:709-10. 2003
  14. ncbi request reprint Charitable food assistance as symbolic gesture: an ethnographic study of food banks in Ontario
    Valerie Tarasuk
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine, 150 College Street, Ont, M5S 3E2, Toronto, Canada
    Soc Sci Med 56:1505-15. 2003
    ..Moreover, the invisibility of unmet need in food banks provides little impetus for either community groups or government to seek solutions to this problem...
  15. ncbi request reprint A critical examination of community-based responses to household food insecurity in Canada
    V Tarasuk
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Health Educ Behav 28:487-99. 2001
    ..This may relate to the continued focus on food-based responses, the ad hoc and community-based nature of the initiatives, and their origins in publicly funded health and social service sectors...
  16. ncbi request reprint Socio-demographic influences on food purchasing among Canadian households
    L Ricciuto
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Eur J Clin Nutr 60:778-90. 2006
    ..To characterize the relationships between selected socio-demographic factors and food selection among Canadian households...
  17. ncbi request reprint An examination of at-home food preparation activity among low-income, food-insecure women
    Carey McLaughlin
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Am Diet Assoc 103:1506-12. 2003
    ..Our findings indicate the need for nutrition professionals to become effective advocates for policy reforms to lessen economic constraints on poor households...
  18. ncbi request reprint Food intake patterns of homeless youth in Toronto
    Allanah Li
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, 150 College Street, Toronto, ON M5S 3E2
    Can J Public Health 100:36-40. 2009
    ..To explain the low nutrient intakes of homeless youth in Toronto by looking at their usual food intake patterns and the food they obtained from charitable programs and their own purchases...
  19. ncbi request reprint Homeless "squeegee kids": food insecurity and daily survival
    Naomi Dachner
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Soc Sci Med 54:1039-49. 2002
    ..Findings from this study extend the current understanding of food insecurity to homeless youth and offer insight into current responses to hunger and homelessness...
  20. ncbi request reprint Food insecurity and participation in community food programs among low-income Toronto families
    Sharon I Kirkpatrick
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
    Can J Public Health 100:135-9. 2009
    ....
  21. doi request reprint Nutritional assessment of charitable meal programmes serving homeless people in Toronto
    Carmen Tse
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada M5S 3E2
    Public Health Nutr 11:1296-305. 2008
    ....
  22. doi request reprint Discretionary addition of vitamins and minerals to foods: implications for healthy eating
    J E Sacco
    Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Eur J Clin Nutr 65:313-20. 2011
    ..To better understand the implications of this policy for healthy eating, this study examined the contribution of foods eligible to be fortified to the dietary quality of Canadians...
  23. ncbi request reprint The relationship between low income and household food expenditure patterns in Canada
    Sharon Kirkpatrick
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 3E2
    Public Health Nutr 6:589-97. 2003
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic patterns of obesity in Canada: modeling the role of health behaviour
    Heather Ward
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto, 150 College Street, Toronto, ON M5S 3E2, Canada
    Appl Physiol Nutr Metab 32:206-16. 2007
    ..The limited amount of variance explained by these models likely reflects the complexity of obesity development...
  25. ncbi request reprint Improving the nutritional status of food-insecure women: first, let them eat what they like
    Lynn McIntyre
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, Heritage Medical Research Building Room G021, 3330 Hospital Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2N 4N1
    Public Health Nutr 10:1288-98. 2007
    ..To determine the extent to which identified nutrient inadequacies in the dietary intakes of a sample of food-insecure women could be ameliorated by increasing their access to the 'healthy' foods they typically eat...
  26. ncbi request reprint Food insecurity in Canada: considerations for monitoring
    Sharon I Kirkpatrick
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
    Can J Public Health 99:324-7. 2008
    ..Health professionals can contribute to the amelioration of problems of food insecurity in Canada by advocating for improved monitoring of the problem at a population level...
  27. ncbi request reprint Food insecurity is associated with nutrient inadequacies among Canadian adults and adolescents
    Sharon I Kirkpatrick
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON M5S 3E2
    J Nutr 138:604-12. 2008
    ..These findings highlight the need for concerted public policy responses to ameliorate household food insecurity...
  28. ncbi request reprint Adiposity, education and weight loss effort are independently associated with energy reporting quality in the Ontario Food Survey
    Heather Ward
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto, 150 College St, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3E2, Canada
    Public Health Nutr 10:803-9. 2007
    ..To examine the associations of adiposity, dietary restraint and other personal characteristics with energy reporting quality...
  29. doi request reprint Health Canada's proposed discretionary fortification policy is misaligned with the nutritional needs of Canadians
    Jocelyn E Sacco
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto M5S 3E2, Canada
    J Nutr 139:1980-6. 2009
    ..Our modeling suggests that Health Canada's proposed policies are misaligned with the nutritional needs of the population, because they are not rooted in an assessment of current nutrient intake patterns...
  30. ncbi request reprint The relationship between price, amounts of saturated and trans fats, and nutrient content claims on margarines and oils
    Laurie Ricciuto
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto, ON
    Can J Diet Pract Res 66:252-5. 2005
    ..g., 'low in saturated fat') can help them quickly identify healthful products. However, margarines and oils vary in price...
  31. doi request reprint Voluntary food fortification in the United States: potential for excessive intakes
    J E Sacco
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Eur J Clin Nutr 67:592-7. 2013
    ....
  32. ncbi request reprint How much folate is in Canadian fortified products 10 years after mandated fortification?
    Yaseer A Shakur
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
    Can J Public Health 100:281-4. 2009
    ..Given that the actual amount of folate in Canadian foods is unknown, the objective of this study was to measure the folate content in selected fortified foods...
  33. doi request reprint A comparison of the fat composition and prices of margarines between 2002 and 2006, when new Canadian labelling regulations came into effect
    Laurie Ricciuto
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto, 150 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Public Health Nutr 12:1270-5. 2009
    ..To examine the effect of the new Canadian labelling regulations on the fat composition and prices of margarines...
  34. ncbi request reprint One-third of pregnant and lactating women may not be meeting their folate requirements from diet alone based on mandated levels of folic acid fortification
    Kelly L Sherwood
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    J Nutr 136:2820-6. 2006
    ....
  35. ncbi request reprint Dietetic approaches to hunger, food insecurity: concerns
    Elaine Power
    J Am Diet Assoc 103:435; author reply 435-6. 2003