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ERIC Number: EJ1188417
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 40
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2155-5834
Community Food Security Strategies: An Exploratory Study of Their Potential for Food Insecure Households with Children
Kaiser, Michelle L.; Usher, Kareem; Spees, Colleen
Journal of Applied Research on Children, v6 n2 Article 2 2015
This research sought to explore nutrition and related health issues of 151 households with children who participated in a survey addressing food access, food security, nutrition, health, food provisioning strategies, and barriers to optimal food consumption. This study explored the potential use of community food security strategies as a tool to address public health concerns through increasing fruit and vegetable intake by improving access to affordable healthy foods. Poor diet, stress, and food insecurity impacts adults and children in terms of cognitive development, mental health, and risk for costly chronic diseases. This research contextualized consumer responses within a contemporary policy and programmatic framework to explore the potential usefulness of federal, state, and local programs in the public and private sector.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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