Chapter 15 Lecture Slides Hunger at Home and Abroad

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Chapter 15 Hunger at Home and Abroad
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What Is Hunger and Why Does It Exist? Hunger (the physical need for food) means different things to different people. Food insecurity: chronic inability to secure adequate amounts of nutritious food to meet needs In 2009, 14.7% of US households are food insecure; this translates to 49.1 million people of whom 16.7 million are children (USDA, 2010) Groups most affected: households with incomes below the poverty line (42.2%); households with children headed by a single woman (37.2%) (USDA, 2009)
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What Causes Hunger? Domestic hunger often caused by poverty, illness or lack of opportunity Disease, disability, or illness: Chronically ill or disabled less likely to earn steady income and at risk for poor diet Increased risk for further illnesses Drug and alcohol abuse also common causes of poverty, hunger, and homelessness Mental illness another common cause of poverty, malnutrition, hunger, homelessness
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Spectrum of Hunger, Malnutrition and Food Insecurity Figure 15.1
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Updated and More About the Statistics http://www.ers.usda.gov/Briefing/FoodSecurity/stats_graphs.htm
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http://feedingamerica.org/# http://feedingamerica.org/faces-of-hunger/hunger-101/qu Feeding America: largest hunger-relief organization in U.S. – formerly known as America’s Second Harvest
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Hunger Among Us (And How You Can Help – and Have Helped!) You all have helped this semester by volunteering your time at Harvest Hope Food Bank, a participating member of Feeding America www.harvesthope.org Annual Report for Harvest Hope is posted on Blackboard THANK YOU!
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Downward Steps of Poverty and Hunger Figure 15.4
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Food Assistance Programs in the US 2011 USDA Food and Nutrition Service Data : Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP – no longer called “food stamps”) helps 43 million people each month Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) serves ~9,000,000 participants monthly National School Lunch Program: ~31.7 million children receive free or reduced-price lunches (~11 million participate
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