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Title 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.


 Main Stacks  HD9005 .H86 2011    AVAILABLE
Description x, 239 p. : ill., map ; 23 cm.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references.
Note Also available in Open Book format via the National Academies Press home page.
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.
Subject Hunger -- Social aspects -- United States -- Congresses.
Food security -- Social aspects -- United States -- Congresses.
Obesity -- Social aspects -- United States -- Congresses.
Overweight persons -- United States -- Congresses.
Summary 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.
Other Author Troy, Lisa M.
Miller, Emily Ann.
Olson, Steve, 1956-
United States. Department of Agriculture.
Institute of Medicine (U.S.)
Workshop on Understanding the Relationship Between Food Insecurity and Obesity (2010 : Washington, D.C.)