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Research to Action: A Campus-Community Partnership to Address Health Issues of the Food Insecure
Journal of Extension
  • Kimberly A. Greder, Iowa State University
  • Steven Garasky, Iowa State University
  • Susan Klein, Iowa State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
12-1-2007
Abstract

A university-community partnership assessed the food security and health status of food pantry participants in a midwestern urban community. Eighty percent of households surveyed were food insecure, and 40% experienced fair or poor health. The sample experienced higher rates of chronic disease than the general population. A nutrition education program designed to meet specific nutrition and health-related needs of pantry participants was developed. Implications include training pantry staff about chronic disease and its relationship to nutrition, identifying pantry foods that provide positive health benefits, and developing consumer publications focused on selecting and preparing pantry foods when one has chronic disease.

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This article is from Journal of Extension 45 (2007): 6FEA4. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner
Extension Journal, Inc.
Language
en
File Format
application/pdf
Citation Information
Kimberly A. Greder, Steven Garasky and Susan Klein. "Research to Action: A Campus-Community Partnership to Address Health Issues of the Food Insecure" Journal of Extension Vol. 45 Iss. 6 (2007) p. 6FEA4
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kimberly_greder/49/