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Resources by Topic: Food security and nutrition

Obesity and Diabetes in the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska: From Community Engagement to Action, 2014-2019
Describes interventions implemented on the Winnebago Tribe reservation in rural Nebraska and Iowa, focusing on community-selected and culturally adapted policies, systems, and environmental improvements to reduce obesity and type 2 diabetes. Strategies include infant and childhood obesity prevention education, promotion of healthy foods and beverages, and improvements to pedestrian safety and built environment.
Author(s): Larry Alonso, Lorelei Decora, Ursula Bauer
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 16
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
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Dual Burden of Stunting and Obesity Among Elementary School Children on Majuro, Republic of Marshall Islands
Provides a baseline for the prevalence of obesity and low height-for-age in elementary students on Majuro, Republic of Marshall Islands in response to initiatives addressing childhood over- and under-nutrition. Compares data by age group, school type, and gender.
Author(s): Erin Passmore, Tanner Smith
Citation: Hawai'i Journal of Medicine and Public Health, 78(8), 262-266
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
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Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Intake in a Rural Family Medicine Clinic
Results of a study to assess self-reported sugar-sweetened beverage intake among 121 adult primary care patients at a rural Nebraska clinic. Features demographics and average calories from beverage consumption, with breakdowns by ethnicity and body mass index category.
Author(s): Laura Pinon, Birgit Khandalavala, Jenenne Geske
Citation: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 32(4), 601-606
Date: 07/2019
Type: Document
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State-Level and County-Level Estimates of Health Care Costs Associated with Food Insecurity
Results of a study to estimate state- and county-level healthcare costs associated with food insecurity, using data from the 2011-2013 National Health Interview Survey/Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Features statistics including demographic characteristics of participants, with breakdown by location in a nonmetropolitan area.
Author(s): Seth A. Berkowitz, Sanjay Basu, Craig Gundersen, Hilary K. Seligman
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 16
Date: 07/2019
Type: Document
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Opportunities and Challenges Addressing Access to Healthy Food in Five Rural Louisiana Food Stores
Results of a rural food store intervention implemented in 3 Louisiana parishes where obesity prevalence was greater than 40%. Describes implications for public health and offers recommendations for future interventions.
Author(s): Michelle Kendall, Stephanie T. Broyles, Jamila Freightman, Melissa Cater, Denise Holston
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 16
Date: 07/2019
Type: Document
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Mapping the Food Landscape in New Hampshire
Examines access to food and food support in New Hampshire at a census tract level. Covers farm and non-farm retail food sources, retail sites that accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Special Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), food support sites such as the National School Lunch Program, and food pantries. Identifies less densely populated areas and areas with more people in poverty and discusses some issues specific to rural areas of the state.
Author(s): Jessica A. Carson
Date: 06/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Carsey School of Public Policy
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Rural Texas Communities Face Many Challenges, Opportunities
Radio broadcast recording focused on the Texas Rural Challenge conference themes: cultivate, innovate, collaborate. Addresses rural economic development, broadband access, rural hospital closures and other healthcare challenges, food deserts, regional collaboration, and more. Includes guests from the Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals, Institute for Economic Development at the University of Texas at San Antonio, Small Business Development Center National Information Clearinghouse, and Texas Department of Agriculture.
Date: 06/2019
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organization: High Plains Public Radio
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Per Capita SNAP Redemptions in 2010 Were Particularly Large in High-Poverty Rural Regions
Map showing county-level data on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) redemptions per capita.
Date: 05/2019
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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The Impacts of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Redemptions on County-Level Employment
Examines the impact of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) redemptions on employment for nonmetropolitan and metropolitan counties for 2001-2014. Discusses differences before, during, and after the Great Recession. Includes a map showing per capita SNAP redemptions by county for 2010.
Additional links: Report Summary
Author(s): John Pender, Young Jo, Jessica E. Todd, Cristina Miller
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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The State of Senior Hunger in America 2017
Documents the rate of food insecurity among U.S. residents age 60 and over. Features demographics and characteristics of the senior population lacking access to sufficient food and shows state-level variation in food insecurity. Includes statistics with breakdowns by metro and nonmetro locations
Author(s): James P. Ziliak, Craig Gundersen
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Feeding America
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