Food pantry intervention increases food security, diet quality and self-sufficiency: Results from an 18-month randomized control study
Learning Areas:Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Discuss the implications of food insecurity on health disparities and diet-related diseases. Describe the Freshplace program and differences among Freshplace members and the control group as they relate to food security, self-sufficiency, and fruit and vegetable consumption. Identify ways in which emergency food assistance programs can be improved to provide more than just charitable food, based on results from this study.
Keyword(s): Food Security, Food and Nutrition
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the Principal Investigator for the evaluation of the Freshplace program, and I was responsible for the study design, data collection and analyses. My principal research interests include long-term strategies for reducing food insecurity and health disparities by promoting food and health equity.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.