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The Colorado Food Insecurity Mitigation Program
Food insecurity is a serious issue impacting nearly one in ten Coloradans directly and every Coloradan indirectly through negative impacts on workforce participation, increased physical, mental, and behavioral health costs, ...
Food Insecurity Across U.S. College Campuses
Food insecurity is a prevalent issue across homes in the United States. Much of the existing research pays particular attention to students in K-12 education and the impact hunger has in academic performance. In January ...
Urban Oases: Using Aquaponics and Community to Reduce Food Insecurity in Baltimore City
Food insecurity describes a “…lack of access to adequate food [caused by] a lack of money and other resources.” In Baltimore City, the food insecurity rate is 21.3 percent. This figure is two to three times more severe ...
Measuring Chronic Food Insecurity with Food Bank User Data: Implications for Gender Disparities in Chronic Health
Food insecurity is a key social determinant of health and an important risk factor in numerous health conditions. Evidence indicates that food insecurity impacts men and women differently with women experiencing higher ...
The Surprising Interactive Effect of Race and High Poverty on Food Insecurity
Existing research has identified multiple factors contributing to food insecurity in the United States – notably, among others, race and poverty. However, it is unknown how these factors interact to create variations in ...
Shifting from Individual to Community Measures: The Impact of the Healthy Corner Stores Initiative on Obesity Rates in Washington, DC
In recent years local health departments have worked to address the impacts of food insecurity through environment-based food intervention programs. Program evaluations on intervention effectiveness typically focus on the ...