5106.0 Social justice and food security in international settings

Wednesday, November 10, 2010: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
This session will present programs and research across several countries which address the broad range of issues associated with food insecurity and malnutrition within the context of social justice. One theme of the session is research and programs for particularly vulnerable populations, adolescents, infants, children and women of childbearing age. Various quantitative and qualitative techniques were used in the research and then the results were used for programmatic tailoring to specific countries and communities across Central America, Africa and Indonesia.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe food insecurity and food availability issues within and across households and communities. 2. Relate food security and nutritional status as important components of achieving social justice. 3. Describe various methods used to assess food security and nutrition within varied countries and communities.
Noel Chávez, PhD, RD

Adolescent Diets in the context of Household Food Security Status
Lorraine Cordeiro, PhD, MPH, Peter St. Marie, BA, Helen Semu, MSc, Iqbal Kabir, MD, Parke Wilde, PhD and F. James Levinson, PhD
Malnutrition as an indicator of social justice: A comparison between three countries
Abigail Beeson, MPH, Lenette Golding, PhD, MPH, Sayoh Francis and Santi Wulandari, MD
Findings from the Whole Village Project in Tanzania: Food insecurity, malnutrition and food aid – identifying opportunities for systems change
Kari Hartwig, DrPH, Susan James, MBA, S.G. Mfinanga, MD, PhD, Esther Ngadaya, MD, Jennifer Simmelink, MSW, Majory Kaziya, BS, Hilary Caldis, Bruce H. Alexander, PhD, Monique Borgerhoff Mulder, PhD, Deborah Levison, PhD and Craig Packer, PhD
Social analysis and action for an infant and young child feeding program in Nicaragua
Bethann Witcher Cottrell, PhD, Lenette Golding, PhD, MPH, Sergio Jose Amador, MD and Judiann McNulty, DrPh

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Organized by: Food and Nutrition
Endorsed by: International Health, Social Work

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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