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Hunger and obesity : understanding a food insecurity paradigm : workshop summary /
Lisa M. Troy, Emily Ann Miller, and Steve Olsen, rapporteurs ; Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.
imprint
Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, c2011.
description
x, 239 p. : ill., map ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0309187427, 9780309187428
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Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, c2011.
isbn
0309187427
9780309187428
general note
"The Workshop on Understanding the Relationship Between Food Insecurity and Obesity, held in Washington, DC, from November 16 to 18, 2010 ..."--P. 1.
abstract
At some point during 2009, more than 17 million households in the United States had difficulty providing enough food for all their members because of a lack of resources. In more than one-third of these households, the food intake of some household members was reduced and normal eating patterns were disrupted due to limited resources. The Workshop on Understanding the Relationship Between Food Insecurity and Obesity was held to explore the biological, economic, psychosocial, and other factors that may influence the relationship between food insecurity, overweight, and obesity in the United States. This report examines current concepts and research findings in the field. It identifies information gaps, proposes alternative approaches to analyzing data, recommends new data that should be collected, and addresses the limitations of the available research.
catalogue key
8317181
 
Includes bibliographical references.
This study was supported by contract no. AG-3198-C-10-0009 between the National Academy of Sciences and the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture.
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At some point during 2009, more than 17 million households in the United States had difficulty providing enough food for all their members because of a lack of resources. In more than one-third of these households, the food intake of some household members was reduced and normal eating patterns were disrupted due to limited resources. The Workshop on Understanding the Relationship Between Food Insecurity and Obesity was held to explore the biological, economic, psychosocial, and other factors that may influence the relationship between food insecurity, overweight, and obesity in the United States. Hunger and Obesity examines current concepts and research findings in the field. The report identifies information gaps, proposes alternative approaches to analyzing data, recommends new data that should be collected, and addresses the limitations of the available research.
Table of Contents
Overviewp. 1
Goals of the Workshopp. 5
Setting the Stage for the Coexistence of Food Insecurity and Obesityp. 7
Socioeconomic Disparities: Food Insecurity and Obesityp. 33
Sentinel Populationsp. 51
Socioecological Perspectives: The Individual Levelp. 71
Socioecological Perspectives: The Family and Household Levelp. 85
Socioecological Perspectives: The Environmental Levelp. 99
Socioecological Perspectives: The Institutional Levelp. 115
Putting the Levels Togetherp. 125
Research Applicationsp. 135
Research Gaps from a Disciplinary Perspectivep. 149
Research Methods and Measuresp. 161
Key Elements, Priorities, and Next Stepsp. 177
Appendixes
Workshop Agendap. 189
Planning Committee Biographical Sketchesp. 195
Speaker Biographical Sketchesp. 199
Workshop Participantsp. 215
Acronymsp. 223
Roundtable Discussionsp. 225
Public Commentsp. 231
Brief List of Recurring Workshop Discussionsp. 235
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