Hunger in residential schools to Type 2 diabetes, obesity.


An article published in Canadian Medical Association Journal states that childhood malnutrition experienced in many government-funded schools is contributing to the higher risk for obesity, diabetes and heart disease among Indigenous people in adulthood.

Residential schools across Canada faced significant underfunding, along with inadequate cooking facilities and untrained staff.

Ian Mosby who co-authored the article with Tracy Galloway, both with the University of Toronto calls on researchers to consider the effects hunger in residential school had on health in their future studies.