3334.0 Food Access and Food Security

Monday, October 29, 2012: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Food insecurity affects more than 1 in 10 households in the US. Food insecure households and individuals living within these households face a number of health and social well-being related challenges. In order to address this problem, it is important to understand how food insecurity affects different segments of the population and how to design effective intervention strategies to improve health and well-being among food insecure households. The research presented in this session focuses on a wide variety of issues impacting food insecure households including: prevalence of food insecurity among individuals with disabilities; challenges in designing interventions to improve food access among food insecure households; impact of a diabetes intervention on food insecure individuals; relationship between food insecurity, financial stress and access to financial services.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe the prevalence of food insecurity among different segments of the population; 2. Discuss policy-oriented solutions to improve the status of food insecure households; and 3. Identify challenges in designing, and impacts of, interventions aimed at food insecure households.

On the Fringe: How alternative financial services are related to household food insecurity
Mariana Chilton, PhD, MPH, Jenny Rabinowich, MPH, Amanda Breen, PhD and Tianna Gaines-Turner
Differences in food insecurity by disability and disability type
Elizabeth A. Courtney-Long, MA, MSPH and Brian S. Armour, PhD
Food Insecurity in Relation to Changes in Self-Efficacy, Nutrition, and Hemoglobin A1c during a Diabetes Educational Intervention
Courtney Lyles, PhD, Michael Wolf, PhD, MPH, Allison Dahlke, MPH, Terry Davis, PhD, Laura Curtis, MS, Darren DeWalt, MD, MPH, Dean Schillinger, MD and Hilary Seligman, MD, MAS

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Organized by: Food and Nutrition
Endorsed by: APHA-Student Assembly, Community Health Planning and Policy Development

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)

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