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Session: Public Health Implications of Food Insecurity
4030.0: Tuesday, November 07, 2006: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Public Health Implications of Food Insecurity
Food insecurity, or the inadequate resources to obtain an adequate resources for the household has numerous implications for families. In this session, speakers will highlight the health and environmental links to food insecurity in populations at high risk for poor nutritional and developmental outcomes.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: 1. Examine the impact of household food insecurity on public health problems. 2. Describe the relationship between social justice, food insecurity and public health.
Moderator(s):Edward Frongillo, PhD
8:30 AMFood insecurity among the youngest US citizens born to immigrants of the Americas: Implications for policy and human rights
Mariana Chilton, PhD, MPH, Diana B. Cutts, MD, Stephanie Ettinger de Cuba, MPH, Carol Berkowitz, MD, Patrick Casey, MD, John Cook, PhD, Deborah A. Frank, MD, Maureen Black, PhD, Timothy Heeren, PhD, Suzette Levenson, MPH, MEd
8:42 AMLinking food insecurity and child development: The developmental effects of food insecurity in young, low-income Black and Latino children  [ Recorded presentation ]
Madina Agenor, AB, Stephanie Ettinger de Cuba, MPH, Ruth Rose-Jacobs, ScD, Deborah A. Frank, MD, Suzette Levenson, MPH, MEd
8:54 AMCorrelates of household food insecurity in northern Canada: Its associations with socio-demographic, social capital, and health factors
Jungwee Park, PhD, Connie H. Nelson, PhD, Ariel-Ann Lyons
9:06 AMObesity prevalence among housed and homeless inner city New York children and youth  [ Recorded presentation ]
Roy Grant, MA, Sandra Goldsmith, MS, RD, Marian Larkin, MD, Alan Shapiro, MD
9:18 AMFood security and biodiversity: Possible conditions for mutual reinforcement, and initial case study results from Latin America  [ Recorded presentation ]
M. Jahi Chappell, BSE
9:30 AMContribution of food insecurity to maternal feeding practices that increase the risk of overweight in children  [ Recorded presentation ]
Emily Feinberg, ScD, CPNP, Nicole Prudent, MD, MPH, Mario Malivert, MD, MPH, Marie Foureau, MD, Patricia Kavanagh, MD
9:42 AM"Right to Food" as a public-health concern, 1976-2006  [ Recorded presentation ]
Ellen Messer, PhD, Marc J. Cohen, PhD
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Food and Nutrition
Endorsed by:Socialist Caucus

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