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Food Security and Low Income Families: Research to Inform Policy and Programs.
Journal of Family and Consumer Science
  • Kimberly A. Greder, Iowa State University
  • Mary Jane Brotherson, Iowa State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Version
Published Version
Publication Date
1-1-2002
Abstract

The purpose of this study was to understand how low-income fam­ ilies meet their food and nutrition needs. The low-income families studied used five primary strategies: ( 1 ) relying on others; ( 2 ) adjust- ing resources; (3) food consumption; (4) making trade-offs; and (5) acquiring nutrition and shopping knowledge and skills. To help families meet their food and nutrition needs. it is essential for ( I / families to have a voice and involvement in food and nutrition policy and program decisions and ( 2 ) service providers to deliver family-centered services that respond to individual family needs. By accomplishing modest goals through family-centered nutrition education, people may become empowered, them to achieve greater personal responsibility and self-sufficiency

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This article is from Journal of Family and Consumer Science, 94(2); 40-47. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner
American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences
Language
en
Date Available
2015-04-01
File Format
application/pdf
Citation Information
Kimberly A. Greder and Mary Jane Brotherson. "Food Security and Low Income Families: Research to Inform Policy and Programs." Journal of Family and Consumer Science Vol. 94 Iss. 2 (2002) p. 40 - 47
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kimberly_greder/36/