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Resources by Topic: Food security and nutrition

Produce Prescription Programs Offer 'A Holistic Approach' to Addressing Rural Food Insecurity and Diet-Related Disease
Features produce prescription programs serving rural Mississippi, New Mexico, and Vermont that are helping improve access to healthy foods for those with diet-related chronic conditions. Describes how produce Rx programs can support local food systems and discusses funding and sustainability considerations.
Author(s): Brendan Stermer
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Bridging the Gap: Building Authentic Partnerships Between Urban and Rural Organizations
Provides strategies to improve cooperation and partnerships between urban and rural organizations. Discusses issues such as context, partnership, communication, and programming. Includes references to specific food programs that have had successful collaborations.
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: No Kid Hungry
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Food Insecurity Increased to 1 in 10 Adults Ages 50 and Older in 2022
Fact sheet describing food insecurity among adults ages 50 and older. Identifies trends, presents data on demographic disparities, and provides state-by-state and age group comparisons. Figure 4 compares metropolitan and nonmetropolitan food insecurity prevalence.
Author(s): Olivia Dean, Carlos Figueiredo
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: AARP Public Policy Institute
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Kentucky Demographics, Analytics, Trends and Access (K-DATA) 2024
Reports on health and population in Kentucky. Includes coverage of state demographics, social determinants of health, healthcare workforce supply and distribution, Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs), access to care, facilities, public health programs, nutrition, youth, people with disabilities, substance use disorder, cancer, diabetes, and characteristics of Kentucky's rural, urban, Delta, and Appalachian regions.
Date: 2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health
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Identifying Our Needs: A Survey of Elders Cycle VIII (2020-2023) - 2024 Final Report
Report highlights data collected from a survey of American Indian and Alaska Native elders regarding their health and wellness. Explores reported rates of healthcare access, substance use, social support, housing, healthcare screening, and more.
Additional links: Infographic: Caregiving and Socialization Among Native Elders, Infographic: Frailty and Physical Functioning Among Native Elders, Infographic: Native Elders in the United States, Infographic: Nutrition Among Native Elders
Date: 2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Resource Center on Native American Aging
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2024 Status of Women and Girls in Minnesota
Report examining economic opportunity, safety, health and wellness, and leadership equality among women and girls in Minnesota based on data from the American Community Survey, Minnesota Student Survey, and other sources. Highlights disparities in healthcare access, food security, and environmental health for rural populations.
Additional links: Executive Summary
Date: 2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Center on Women, Gender and Public Policy, University of Minnesota, Women's Foundation of Minnesota
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No Kid Hungry Summer Meals Eligibility Map 2024
An interactive map that allows the user to search eligible summer 2024 locations for reduced priced meals at meal site or day care homes. Also shows qualifying rural areas that may provide non-congregate summer meals according to USDA rural definitions.
Date: 2024
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: No Kid Hungry
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Policy, Systems, and Environmental Strategies Generated by Stakeholders to Support Food Security in Rural Communities
Examines policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) strategies in rural communities of Arizona, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, and Texas that address food insecurity. Provides recommendations based on interview data such as improving ease of program enrollment, providing more awareness of services, and making program use more hassle-free.
Additional links: Arizona Brief, Full Report, Georgia Brief, Kentucky Brief, Michigan Brief, Texas Brief
Author(s): Carmen Byker Shanks, Shelly Palmer, Emily Shaw, et al.
Date: 12/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: No Kid Hungry
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The Association Between Tribal Transit And Food Insecurity Status among Native Americans in North Dakota
Examines the relationship between food insecurity in rural tribal areas and transportation access. Analyzes 2022 survey data from Native American respondents in North Dakota and reports on respondent demographics, traditional indigenous food pathways, factors leading to food insecurity, disability and health status, availability of transportation, and more. Provides information on Native American reservations and populations as well as strategies to reduce food insecurity.
Author(s): J. Hough, J. Mattson, H. Al Qublan, B. Rahman
Date: 12/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute
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A Food Access Model in Michigan's Graying America
Presents a model for increasing food access for the aging and indigenous populations in a rural county in Michigan. Discusses the barriers to food access in the county, highlights specific concerns for each population, and details approaches to overcome those barriers.
Author(s): Wajeeha Kamal, Lily Guiney, Miles Oates
Date: 12/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Communities Project
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