Latest food insecurity Stories

2010-09-28 17:54:11

The number of people suffering from chronic hunger reached a record one billion globally in 2009, with Asia accounting for approximately two-thirds of the world's hungry. In response, the Asia Society and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) have released an action plan to address food insecurity in Asia, with an emphasis on rice, the region's staple. The Task Force's report, Never an Empty Bowl: Sustaining Food Security in Asia, outlines a strategy focused on three key areas:...

2010-09-03 06:10:00

A report said Thursday that over 49 million people in the U.S. do not have regular access to nutritious meals, putting them at risk for a raft of physical, psychological and social problems. The report published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association says that about 15 percent of households in the U.S. experienced food insecurity sometime during 2008. The report warned that the number of Americans who have trouble getting a nutritious meal is likely to rise. Over a third of...

2010-08-03 14:29:47

Children and youth who experience hunger appear more likely to have health problems, and repeated episodes of hunger may be particularly toxic, according to a report in the August issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Food insecurity"”a lack of adequate access to food for financial reasons"”affected approximately 15 percent of American households in 2008, according to background information in the article. This marks an...

2009-11-20 11:57:00

Project Bread addresses increased food insecurity as many face problem of hunger BOSTON, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Project Bread, the state's leading anti-hunger organization, released numbers from its upcoming annual status report on hunger in the Commonwealth. The disquieting trends described in this report, caused by high unemployment, point to 554,000 people in the Commonwealth struggling with hunger. Food insecurity has found its way into middle class suburbs and has driven...

2009-05-06 23:01:00

More Than 3.5 Million Children Under the Age of Five Are Food Insecure CHICAGO, May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One in six young children live on the brink of hunger in 26 states in the U.S., according to a new report issued today by Feeding America. The rate of food insecurity in young children is 33 percent higher than in U.S. adults, where one in eight live at risk of hunger. Child Food Insecurity in the United States: 2005 -- 2007 states that 3.5 million children, ages five and under,...

2006-02-10 11:22:49

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children whose families have trouble putting food on the table do not appear to be at increased risk of obesity, new study findings suggest. Though it may seem counterintuitive, there is evidence that food "insecurity" in lower-income families can contribute to excessive weight gain. Studies have found that women who lack the money and resources for enough nutritious food are more likely than other women to be overweight. Researchers...

2006-02-09 07:04:06

It's a particular problem in low-income areas, new research suggests Lack of access to exercise facilities, particularly in low-income areas, is one force that's driving the obesity epidemic that's endangering America's children. But "food insecurity," a term used to describe the feeling generated by not having a guaranteed food supply, doesn't seem to be a factor in the trend. Those are the conclusions of two studies that appear in the February issue of Pediatrics. "Our country faces a...

2005-08-04 17:10:01

While nutritional status has improved worldwide over the past fifty years, new nutrition-related problems have also emerged. In an article recently published in The Journal of Nutrition, Eileen Kennedy DSc, RD, dean of the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, offers an updated view of global nutrition. She describes how global demographic, epidemiological, and nutritional transitions have led to a unique situation in which food insecurity (uncertain or scarce...

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