Food

When faced with limited access to fresh and healthy foods, people tend to choose less nutritious options, causing health problems later on down the road. In order to help remedy this issue, food pharmacies are a possible solution. 

Editor's note: This story is part of a series addressing the issue of food insecurity in Richland County. The series will continue throughout 2017 and feature interviews with those working to mitigate the problem and the obstacles they encounter.

MANSFIELD -- It would be inane to separate food from health.

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Irene Hatsu

Irene Hatsu, assistant professor and state specialist with The Ohio State University, describes what repercussions could ensue as a result of food insecurity coping mechanisms during a presentation at Richland Public Health. 

Coping mechanisms
Cycle
Low blood sugar versus monthly groceries

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Thrive Reporter

Thrive reporter. Graduate of Ontario High School and Ohio State Mansfield. Wife. Mom. Dog lover. Fitness enthusiast. Plant collector. Mac and cheese consumer.