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CBC Manitoba: Manitobans who use food banks face extra challenges if they also have a health condition

December 1, 2023 — 

A nutritionist from the University of Manitoba says higher costs for healthy food can make managing chronic illnesses like diabetes a struggle for people living on social assistance.

“I think it would be almost impossible to meet those needs,” said Natalie Riediger, associate professor with the department of food and human nutritional sciences.

“You don’t have any control when you go to a food bank,” she said. “There’s no way to plan, so people are victim to whatever is available.”

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