The cost for a family to eat healthy in Haliburton is on the rise. That comes from the Haliburton-Kawartha-Pine Ridge District Health Unit, which says it now costs over $200 a week for a family of four.

Registered Dietitian with the health unit, Rosie Kadwell says that’s forcing some families to make a crucial decision.


Kadwell says long-term solutions are needed, so food insecurity isn’t an issue in the community in the future. One option being pitched is called the Basic Income Guarantee, which basically means no matter how much money you make, you’re guaranteed a minimum annual income.

The province is expected to roll out a pilot project this year to test it, something the health unit is supporting.