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Resources by Topic: Food security and nutrition

Prevalence of Food Insecurity Varied by Household Characteristics in 2017
Bar chart showing low food security and very low food security by household characteristics, including location in a principal city, suburban, or rural area.
Date: 10/2018
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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National Food Affordability: A County-Level Analysis
Explores sociodemographic factors contributing to food affordability, with emphasis on differences between rural and urban areas. Features statistics on select food-related characteristics of U.S. counties, with breakdowns by rural or urban location and by Appalachian or Delta counties and other counties.
Author(s): Anne Cafer, Georgianna Mann, Sujith Ramachandran, Michelle Kaiser
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 15
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
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America’s Eating Habits: Food Away From Home
Examines how eating out and the availability of food options affects U.S. diets. Addresses rural/urban differences, socioeconomic factors, and relevant federal programs. Covers school lunch programs, quick-service restaurants, and full-service restaurants, including maps showing restaurant availability and growth by county.
Author(s): Michelle J. Saksena, Abigail M. Okrent, Tobenna D. Anekwe, et al.
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Household Food Security in the United States in 2017
Reports on household food security, food expenditures, and the use of federal food and nutrition assistance programs in 2017. Includes food insecurity statistics for metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas.
Additional links: Report Summary, Statistical Supplement
Author(s): Alisha Coleman-Jensen, Matthew P. Rabbitt, Christian A. Gregory, Anita Singh
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Characteristics of the Food Insecure in the U.S.
Collection of charts showing data on food insecurity in the prerecession period of 2001-2007, the 2008-2009 recession, and the 2010-2017 post-recession period. Includes data for metropolitan and nonmetro areas.
Date: 09/2018
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Characteristics of U.S. Households with Food-insecure Children
Collection of bar charts showing trends in food insecurity in children, including data for metropolitan and nonmetro areas, with data from 2008 through 2017.
Date: 09/2018
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Prevalence of Very Low Food Security, 2017
Bar chart showing very low food security by type of household. Includes data by place of residence for metropolitan and nonmetro areas. Based on December 2016 Current Population Survey Food Security Supplement data.
Date: 09/2018
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Prevalence of Food Insecurity, 2017
Bar chart showing food insecurity by type of household. Includes data by place of residence for metropolitan and nonmetro areas. Based on December 2016 Current Population Survey Food Security Supplement data.
Date: 09/2018
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Using Community-based Participatory Research to Develop Healthy Retail Strategies in Native American-owned Convenience Stores: The THRIVE Study
Highlights a study on the Tribal Health and Resilience in Vulnerable Environments (THRIVE) retail intervention that implements healthy food options in convenience stores in Native American communities. Details a the results of a participant survey about the perceived food environment in their communities and describes the implementation strategies, as well as the foods offered by the intervention.
Author(s): Valarie Blue Bird Jernigan, Mary Williams, Marianna Wetherill, et al.
Citation: Preventive Medicine Reports, 11, 148-153
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
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Best Practices and Innovative Solutions to Overcome Barriers to Delivering Policy, Systems and Environmental Changes in Rural Communities
Results of a study to examine barriers to implementing Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education policy, systems, and environmental change initiatives in rural areas, and strategies to overcome these barriers. Includes demographic statistics for the 27 interview participants.
Author(s): Lindsey Haynes-Maslow, Isabel Osborne, Stephanie B. Jilcott Pitts
Citation: Nutrients, 10(8), 1012
Date: 08/2018
Type: Document
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