Study shows cost of food varies greatly across Yukon – CBC

Significant action’ needs to be taken to ensure equitable food access, says lead researcher

Mar 29, 2018

A study by the Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition shows the amount of money Yukoners spend on groceries varies greatly depending on where they live in the territory.

The organization tasked researchers with gathering data at grocery stores across Yukon last June to determine the average weekly cost of a basic, healthy diet.

Researchers determined the costs of 67 food items in the “revised northern food basket,” a survey tool developed by Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada.

The coalition says the foods represent local dietary preferences and contain sufficient nutrients for a healthy lifestyle.

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