ERIC Number: EJ863638
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Policy Approaches to Offset Childhood Food Insecurity and Obesity
Broberg, Danielle M.; Broberg, Katharine A.; McGuire, Jenifer K.
Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, v101 n1 p44-49 2009
Policies originally designed to address food insecurity are in need of revision due to rising rates of obesity among those they serve. Within the context of national policies, this article uses an ecological perspective to consider the links between food insecurity and obesity. The recommendations include adjusting the nutritional standards of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), updating program options for the NSLP to include some family-based meals, and increasing funding to evidence-based community programs such as the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP).
Descriptors: Security (Psychology), Obesity, Lunch Programs, Nutrition, Community Programs, Nutrition Instruction, Hunger, Public Policy, Standards, Financial Support, Child Health, Health Promotion, Federal Legislation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: National School Lunch Act 1946