Food Insecurity resources

 

Food Sleuth Radio – Melinda Hemmelgarn, MS, RD. Sign up for a free Public Radio Exchange account and search by Food Sleuth and program number. https://www.prx.org/users/new

o   Andy Fisher, former Executive director of the Community Food Security Coalition. Tune in to find out how corporate America benefits from SNAP, and the real advocacy that’s needed to reduce poverty and corresponding hunger.

https://beta.prx.org/stories/90347

o   Jonathan Lundgren, Ph.D. Research Entomologist, formerly with USDA’s research lab in Brookings, South Dakota. Did you know that most insects are “good” and that they have a critical role to play in our national food security and good nutrition? Lundgren discusses his insightful understanding of insects, and how pesticides pose harm to unintended species, including soil microorganisms, pollinators, aquatic life and humans.

https://beta.prx.org/stories/168516

·       The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

o   Kids Eat Right Toolkits - Academy Foundation Future of Food Initiative.

Available in English and Spanish at www.kidseatright.org/volunteer

After signing in and accessing the Welcome to Kids EatRight toolkit page, look under the Future of Food Toolkit subtitle to find the toolkit. Mini-grants are also available for members to receive $200 for delivering the 30-minute presentation to two audiences. More information is available at www.eatrightfoundation.org/foundation/kergrants.

o   Hunger and Food Security – EatrightPRO

 http://www.eatrightpro.org/resources/advocacy/healthy-food-systems-and-access/hunger-and-food-security

o   Food Insecurity Audiocast – EatrightPRO

http://www.eatrightpro.org/~/media/eatrightpro%20files/practice/position%20and%20practice%20papers/position%20papers/food_insecurity_audiocast.ashx

o   Eat Right’s Advocacy Resources and Action Center

 http://www.eatrightpro.org/resources/advocacy

 http://www.eatrightpro.org/resources/advocacy/action-center

o   Child Nutrition Reauthorization Recommendations Executive Summary

 http://www.eatrightpro.org/resource/advocacy/lifecycle-nutrition/school-age-students/child-nutrition-reauthorization-issue-brief

o   Food Security Position Paper

http://www.eatrightpro.org/resource/practice/position-and-practice-papers/position-papers/food-insecurity-in-the-united-states

o   Food Security and Nutrition (webinar)

 http://www.eatrightfoundation.org/Foundation/content.aspx?id=6442484087

o   Hunger and Overweight Paradox (infographic)

http://www.eatrightpro.org/~/media/eatrightpro%20files/media/press%20releases/nourish_to_flourish_infographic.ashx

JOURNAL ARTICLES

·      Campbell, Cathy C. "Food insecurity: a nutritional outcome or a predictor variable?." The Journal of nutrition 121.3 (1991): 408-415.

o   http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/2002411

·       Qureshi, M. Ejaz, John Dixon, and Mellissa Wood. "Public policies for improving food and nutrition security at different scales." Food Security 7.2 (2015): 393-403.

o   http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12571-015-0443-z

·       Coleman-Jensen, Alisha, Christian Gregory, and Anita Singh. "Household food security in the United States in 2013." USDA-ERS Economic Research Report 173 (2014).

o   http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2504067

·       Headey, Derek, and Olivier Ecker. "Rethinking the measurement of food security: from first principles to best practice." Food security 5.3 (2013): 327-343.

o   http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12571-013-0253-0

·       Grafton, R. Quentin, Carsten Daugbjerg, and M. Ejaz Qureshi. "Towards food security by 2050." Food Security 7.2 (2015): 179-183.

o  https://www.researchgate.net/profile/R_Grafton/publication/275226275_Towards_food_security_by_2050/links/553d7ad50cf2c415bb0f5c91.pdf

·       Cook, John T., et al. "Are food insecurity’s health impacts underestimated in the US population? Marginal food security also predicts adverse health outcomes in young US children and mothers." Advances in Nutrition: An International Review Journal 4.1 (2013): 51-61.

o   http://advances.nutrition.org/content/4/1/51.short

·       Schiff R. The role of food policy councils in developing sustainable food systems. J Hunger Environ Nutr. 2008;3(2-3):206-228.

o   http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/19320240802244017

ORGANIZATIONS

Cooking Matters helps families to shop for and cook healthy meals on a budget, as part of Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign. Many free resources!

·       http://cookingmatters.org/

FRAC – The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) is the leading national nonprofit organization working to improve public policies and public-private partnerships to eradicate hunger and undernutrition in the United States. FRAC works with hundreds of national, state and local nonprofit organizations, public agencies, corporations and labor organizations to address hunger, food insecurity, and their root cause, poverty. As Congress Daily has written, FRAC is “the premier anti-hunger group in Washington.”

Feeding AmericaThe Feeding America network of food banks is leading the fight against hunger in communities nationwide. Together with individuals, charities, businesses and government we can solve hunger. 

Map the Meal Gap (website) - http://map.feedingamerica.org/

REPORTS AND WHITE PAPERS 

Metropolitan Food Systems Plan - October 2013.  A PDF that helps explain the food system, and it's framework. http://www.cityoffargo.com/attachments/42a3f0b9-b197-4cb3-b292-5e48584be620/Food%20Systems%20Plan_Final%20November%202013.pdf

TOOLKITS 

USDA Hunger and Food Security Website.  Includes resources such as healthy eating on a budget, Healthy People 2020, and national data on food insecurity.  https://fnic.nal.usda.gov/nutrition-assistance-programs/hunger-and-food-security

·       USDA Food Security Toolkit

·       http://ers.usda.gov/publications/efan-electronic-publications-from-the-food-assistance-nutrition-research-program/efan02013.aspx

·       City of Fargo blueprints for local governments interested in addressing local food system issues through

·       policy and interventions

·       http://www.cityoffargo.com/CityInfo/Departments/Health/Resources/CassClayFoodSystemsInitiative/CCFSABlueprints.aspx

·       University of Michigan - Cultivating collective action: The ecology of a statewide food network

·       http://www.extension.umn.edu/family/health-and-nutrition/toolkits-and-resources/healthy-food-access/docs/statewide-food-network-report-2015.pdf

·       Good Laws, Good Food - The Harvard Law School Food Law And Policy Clinic

·       http://blogs.harvard.edu/foodpolicyinitiative/files/2011/09/FINAL-LOCAL-TOOLKIT2.pdf

·       Planning for Food Access and Community-Based Food Systems: A National Scan and Evaluation of Local Comprehensive and Sustainability Plans.

·       https://www.planning.org/research/foodaccess/pdf/foodaccessreport.pdf

·       Learn how to navigate the food policy system and join in efforts to make healthy, affordable food part of your community's landscape.  Center for Science and Democracy

·       http://www.ucsusa.org/sites/default/files/attach/2014/10/ucs-food-policy-toolkit-2014.pdf

 ·       A roadmap to healthy, affordable, and safe food for all Minnesotans.  Minnesota Food Charter

·       http://mnfoodcharter.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/MNFoodCharterSNGLFINAL.pdf

WEBSITES

The Healthy Food Bank Hub.  Free resources for all health professionals that includes budget friendly shopping lists, recipes, and handouts on how to eat healthy on a budget. 

o   https://healthyfoodbankhub.feedingamerica.org/

The Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future’s Food Policy Networks (FPN) project supports the development of effective state and local food policy through networking, capacity building, research, and technical assistance. We work directly with food policy councils, national organizations, and other groups seeking to improve the food system through public policy.

o   http://www.foodpolicynetworks.org/

o   http://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/johns-hopkins-center-for-a-livable-future/  

·       USDA Food Security Data

o   http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?navid=food-security

o   http://www.ers.usda.gov/topics/food-nutrition-assistance/food-security-in-the-us/readings.aspx