4092.0 Food Security: Stategies to Improve Its Impact on Diverse Populations

Tuesday, October 28, 2008: 10:30 AM
The purpose of this session is to explore food security in diverse populations. Identifying these relationships from a variety of perspectives is important to gain a better understanding of the barriers and facilitators as it relates to food security by adults in real world settings. Exploring food security in diverse populations is relevant to a wide range of practitioners, researchers and policy makers.
Session Objectives: 1. Consider the factors contributing to food security in various populations. 2. Discuss the current literature on the relationship between household food security in diverse populations. 3. Discuss possible pathways by which household food security may be in different populations.
Deirdra Chester, PhD, RD, LD/N
Deirdra Chester, PhD, RD, LD/N

10:30 AM
Food Security, Obesity and Generational Status Among Latinas in California
Meenakshi Fernandes, MPhil, Tamara Dubowitz, PhD, Roland Sturm, PhD and Khoa Truong, PhD
10:50 AM
Household food insecurity and maternal depression in rural families
Leigh Ann Simmons, PhD, Catherine Huddleston-Casas, PhD and Richard J. Charnigo, PhD
11:30 AM
Housing instability impacts food security and well-being in young children
Diana B. Cutts, MD, Alan F. Meyers, MD, MPH, Mariana Chilton, PhD, MPH, Maureen Black, PhD, Timothy Heeren, PhD, John T. Cook, PhD, Patrick Casey, MD, Carol Berkowitz, MD, Stephanie Ettinger de Cuba, MPH, Sharon M. Coleman, MS, MPH, Joni Geppert, MPH, RD, LN and Deborah A. Frank, MD

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Organized by: Food and Nutrition
Endorsed by: Latino Caucus, Public Health Education and Health Promotion, Socialist Caucus, Women's Caucus

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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