Food Insecurity and the Role of Hospitals

July 25, 2017

As health care delivery transformation improves toward a population health paradigm that incentivizes keeping people healthy, hospitals and health systems are recognizing the significance of addressing social determinants of health. Research has shown that only 20 percent of health can be attributed to medical care, while social and economic factors account for 40 percent. This… Read more »

Addressing Food Insecurity, One Partnership and Innovation at a Time

September 7, 2016

The Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP) invites you to join this upcoming webinar to discuss how not-for-profit health plans are implementing innovative approaches to address food insecurity in their communities. Join us and learn how: HealthPartners (Minneapolis, Minnesota), in partnership with the Valley Outreach Food Shelf, applies the principles of food marketing, behavioral economics… Read more »

Webinar: Addressing Food Insecurity, One Partnership and Innovation at a Time

September 7, 2016

The Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP) invites you to join this upcoming webinar to discuss how not-for-profit health plans are implementing innovative approaches to address food insecurity in their communities. Join us and learn how: HealthPartners (Minneapolis, Minnesota), in partnership with the Valley Outreach Food Shelf, applies the principles of food marketing, behavioral economics… Read more »

Webinar: Barriers to Food Access: Experiences by Older Adults

July 22, 2016

This webinar will discuss the issue of food insecurity as it relates to older adults. The presentation will cover topics such as causes of food insecurity, preparing meals, nutrition, barriers to food access programs, and measurement issues. Presenter: Marie C. Gualtieri, M.A., doctoral student, Department of Sociology and Anthropology at North Carolina State University When:… Read more »

The Together at the Table: Hunger & Poverty Summit

September 10, 2015

The Together at the Table: Hunger & Poverty Summit is an opportunity for leaders and practitioners from across the country to share their knowledge and expertise on addressing poverty, with a specific emphasis on food insecurity. The Summit provides evidence-based research and best-practice models for groups and organizations working in these fields. Summit speakers and… Read more »

2014 Summer BreakSpot Mobile Pilot – Broward County, FL

September 14, 2015

The 2014 Summer BreakSpot Mobile Unit Pilot of Broward County, Florida (“Mobile Pilot”) was a partnership between Broward Meals On Wheels (BMOW), Broward County Housing Authority (BCHA), Broward Regional Health Planning Council (BRHPC) and Florida Impact, working through the South Florida Hunger Coalition. The goal of this initiative was to provide nutritious meals at three… Read more »

Household Food Security in the United States in 2013

April 15, 2015

Most U.S. households have consistent, dependable access to enough food for active, healthy living—they are food secure. But a minority of American households experience food insecurity at times during the year, meaning that their access to adequate food is limited by a lack of money and other resources. Data for the ERS food security reports… Read more »

Senior Hunger Research Findings

April 16, 2015

Hunger is a serious threat facing millions of seniors in the United States. It is important to expand our understanding of hunger among seniors in order to help develop strategies to reduce it. Three research studies, sponsored by the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger (NFESH, formerly the Meals On Wheels Research Foundation) examine the… Read more »

Household Food Security in the United States in 2011

April 16, 2015

Most U.S. households have consistent, dependable access to enough food for active, healthy living—they are food secure. But a minority of American households experience food insecurity at times during the year, meaning that their access to adequate food is limited by a lack of money and other resources. This 2012 report updates the national statistics… Read more »

Food Security in the U.S.

April 16, 2015

Food security means access by all people at all times to enough food for an active, healthy life. ERS provides data access on food security. ERS research focuses on food security in U.S. households, food security’s impact on the well-being of children, adults, families, and communities, and food security’s relationship to public policies, public assistance… Read more »

Food Security Data Access and Documentation

April 16, 2015

This website section provides information about publicly available national surveys that include questions from the U.S. Food Security Survey Module. Public-use household-level Current Population Survey Food Security Supplement (CPS-FSS) data files are available for each year since 1995. Beginning with the 2010 CPS-FSS survey, data and documentation may be downloaded via FTP from the Census… Read more »

Food and Nutrition Programs for Community-Residing Older Adults Position of the American Dietetic As

April 17, 2015

Given the federal cost-containment policy to rebalance long-term care away from nursing homes to home- and community-based services, it is the position of the American Dietetic Association, the American Society for Nutrition, and the Society for Nutrition Education that all older adults should have access to food and nutrition programs that ensure the availability of… Read more »