Food Insecurity: Patterns, Prevalence and Risk Factors


Rosalie Garner (Editor)

Series: Nutrition and Diet Research Progress
BISAC: SOC045000

The U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) defines food insecurity as “uncertainty of having, or unable to acquire enough food to meet the needs of their members because of insufficient money or other resources for food at times during the year”. This book discusses patterns, prevalence and risk factors of food insecurity. Chapter One synthesizes the current literature on the prevalence, contributing factors and, the consequences of food insecurity in the United States; and presents a model framework to demonstrate the intersection of these consequences with health in vulnerable populations, as well as the implications for primary health care. Chapter Two explores why it is important for healthcare professionals to learn about food insecurity. Chapter Three commences with a brief description of the concepts and measurements of food insecurity, and presents the burden of food insecurity among the general population, and among HIV- infected, and HIV-affected populations. Chapter Four studies markets, methods, and options for improving safety and supply security of artisanally fished omena in Lake Victoria in Kenya. (Imprint: Novinka)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Food Insecurity in the U.S: Prevalence, Factors, and Consequences in Vulnerable Population
Serah Theuri (Food and Nutrition Program, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, Indiana, USA)

Chapter 2. Why Healthcare Professionals Should Learn about Food Insecurity
Elisabeth Lilian Pia Sattler (College of Pharmacy, Department of Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy, College of Family and Consumer Sciences, Department of Foods and Nutrition, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA)

Chapter 3. Not Infected but Affected: The Burden of AIDS-Induced Food Insecurity among HIV-Affected Households in Ghana
Amos Laar and Akua Tandoh (Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, School of Public Health, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana, and others)

Chapter 4. Post-Catch Rastrineobola argentea Artisanal Fish Drying on Inland Lakes on Lake Victoria: Markets, Methods, and Options for Improving Safety and Supply Security
Mark P. McHenry, David Doepel and Ben O. Onyango (Doepel Group, Perth, Australia, and others)


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