Canada-wide, food insecurity and the amount of hungry families has been on the rise for over two decades. The Canadians who suffer the most in this are the children who have to go to bed hungry. At a time when the body and brain is still developing, hunger or a lack of nutrition in children is correlated with significantly higher rates of disease, mental health issues, and chronic conditions.
There are millions of parents out there who today will wonder whether they have enough money to feed their children, or if they have enough money to feed themselves and their children, or feed their children and pay the rent. Here is a close look into food insecurity rates in Canada provincially, and a discussion on their impact on the children living in these areas. Even at the lower rates, evidently in those areas, there are still hungry children in Canada in need.
Germs are everywhere in the places where we live, work, visit, and even play. One of the most troubling aspects of germs is that they manage to flourish in spots that one would never expect them. This means there could conceivably be numerous microscopic organisms hidden in places people visit every day, even those anticipated to be clean. Proper prevention of this germ issue can help to ensure continued health and vitality. These areas are a top priority when it comes to cleaning and should never be taken for granted.
Waking up this morning was the start of another day where more than 4 million Canadians are going to go without food. Food insecurity is a fundamental underlying element of so many households and yet is not something discussed publicly by our politicians, is not mentioned on social media, and is not featured with the urgency it warrants in media.
Despite Canada’s affluence, there are entire demographics of people who are at high risk of hunger. Although adults go through their own struggle of meeting their daily nutritious needs, children feel the brunt of household food insecurity. In the moment, they live lives unfed. Long-term, the consequences can be severe and deep-rooted, ranging from chronic conditions to mental health issues such as treatment-resistant depression. These are the most vulnerable Canadian households to hunger in children and food insecurity.
Stainless steel appliances are heavy-duty and built to last but keeping them looking bright and perfect isn’t always easy. You may think the term ‘stainless steel’ means such appliances aren’t going to need a tidy now and again. Unfortunately, anyone who has owned one of these appliances knows better than to assume stainless steel doesn’t need a wash. Juice, oil, spilled pasta sauce, or spreads can crust and harden very quickly. What do you do?
Canada’s population is currently numbered at over 37 million people. Of those, 5 million live in poverty. One of the effects of poverty that these individuals have to live with is hunger and food insecurity. As an adult, it’s bad enough but what about if you’re a child whose living in a home where there isn’t enough food to go around to feed them – for some children, sadly, this experience is all they’ve known.
A close look at child poverty in Canada and its effects on hunger
Children under the age of 18 are particularly vulnerable as it relates to child hunger in Canada. About 20 percent of children live in these conditions, though in certain areas this rate is higher. Children among First Nations families, half of them go to bed hungry. According to estimates provided in 2016, of all Canadian children, more than 35% use food banks regularly. In total, as many as 1.3 million children live with food insecurity and hunger on a regular basis.
Why are children living in households that do not have enough food?
Chlorine bleach has been a very important cleaner and disinfectant, for literally generations. Helping us clean our homes and offices, we haven’t given a second thought to the effects of exposure to bleach primarily because it’s so effective at what it does. Anyone who uses bleach knows how powerful it is and that it’s going to do everything it says. Unfortunately, new research suggests a rather dark side to using bleach.
There was a time when harsh chemicals and elbow grease were the only way to keep your home clean, but nowadays there is a convenient option that saves a lot of effort and time. A steam cleaner is among the best ways of sanitizing any home a breeze and represents a user-friendly, simple solution to get household surfaces free from germs and spotless. Steam cleaners are an efficient and elegant solution to many cleaning problems.
A pure, natural, and chemical-free cleaning solution
Microfiber material is still a relatively new innovation in cleaning technology. Microfiber is a kind of fiber around one fifth the width of a human hair. They are synthetically made with materials such as polyamide and polyester. There are various grades of microfiber cloth that are suited for different jobs. At least three different types of microfiber cloths are produced by manufacturers today. There are a few different factors to consider when choosing the right microfiber cloth for the job.
Carpets are some of the most difficult to clean floors, both at home and at the office. They are hotbeds for dirt, sand, debris, and biological particles like germs and bacteria. These are tracked indoors daily, knowingly or unknowingly. Even a new rug or carpet can be deceiving in its appearance. Dust and dirt particles are constantly becoming entrapped in the fibers even if the carpet isn’t being walked on.
Can’t I just vacuum the floor?
Keeping these rugs and carpets clean requires more than just vacuuming weekly. In fact, it is virtually impossible for a standard vacuum cleaner to do away with all of the dust and debris. The use of a hot water extraction method by expert carpet cleaners, known as steam cleaning, is thought to be the most effective method of deep cleaning. Steam penetrates the carpet fibers and loosens dirt beneath and between the fibers, stopping particles from becoming airborne.
Plastic gets a very bad rap. Although incredibly useful from a human perspective, plastic’s incredibly dangerous to our environment. So much of what we use around our homes and businesses though are made from it. In cleaning, a lot of the tools we use are made from – you guessed it – plastic. Thankfully, this is changing.
There’s a wide mix of natural alternatives as well as recycled materials that can be used to manufacture equivalent products to plastic cleaning tools. For example, it’s possible to make a sponge from walnuts and coconut shells. This isn’t the only product that would normally be manufactured from plastic that can be replaced with natural alternatives. Full Circle Home’s a company tackling this problem and has thus far produced some promising results.