october, 2018

10oct12:30 pm1:00 pmInfant food insecurity in CanadaLecture


Event Details

The breastfeeding paradox, politics of infant food charity, and second-hand baby food environments with Lesley Frank

Dr. Lesley Frank is an Associate Professor of Sociology from Acadia University and a Visiting Associate professor in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems.

In this talk, Dr. Frank will share insights from a number of her projects on Infant Food Insecurity in Canada. She will describe several key issues related to the topic, such as the relationship between household food insecurity and breastfeeding outcomes, the threats to breastfeeding as a sustainable food system, the challenges of finding formula when infant feeding politics trumps infants’ right to food, and the resulting quest for infant food in the second-hand goods economy on-line. Collectively these issues reveal serious problems of unequal food access, potential food risk, and food inequities that are unique to families and infants in food insecure households.

Dr. Frank researches primarily in the areas of child and family poverty, food insecurity, infant feeding, and social welfare policy. Dr. Frank is a leading emerging scholar in the area of infant food insecurity in Canada with research published in the Journal of Food, Culture and Society, Food and Foodways, Canadian Food Studies Journal, and Canadian Medical Association Journal.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Liu Institute for Global Issues – Multipurpose Room, 6476 NW Marine Drive



(Wednesday) 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm


University of British Columbia - Liu Institue for Global Issues

6476 NW Marine Drive, Vancouver




  • Venue has physically accessible doorways for wheelchair access
  • Venue has elevator/ramp to access event space
  • Venue has physically accessible washrooms
  • Free to attend