Food Insecurity

Food Insecurity - healthy eating and active lifestyle...

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NFS 395 Sarah Ohlinger Sarah Ohlinger NFS 395 Dr. Fey-Yensan 4 February 2009 Poverty- Studio Discussion 1) Who are at risk of hunger or food insecurity in the US? o Female-headed households with children o People with incomes below the poverty line o People that reside in principal cities or within rural areas o Victims of conflict o Migrant workers o Marginal populations o Dependent populations o Low literacy households o Minorities o Top 3 States: New Mexico, Mississippi and Texas 2) Name and discuss three programs designed to improve the nutritional status of low-income, high-risk audiences (1) SNAP : Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program o Replaced Food Stamps- Puts healthy food within reach for low income households o Helps low-income people and families buy the food they need for good health.
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NFS 395 Sarah Ohlinger o Through nutrition education partners, SNAP helps clients learn to make
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Unformatted text preview: healthy eating and active lifestyle choices (2) WIC: Women, Infants and Children o WIC provides Federal grants to States for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk. (3) National School Lunch Program o The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions. o It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to children each school day. o The program was established under the National School Lunch Act, signed by President Harry Truman in 1946....
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