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Development and Pilot Testing of the Prioritizing Food Security Solutions Toolkit

Published:September 24, 2019DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jand.2019.07.023
      Food security is defined as “all people, at all times, hav[ing] physical and economic access to sufficient safe and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life.”
      Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
      An Introduction to the Basic Concepts of Food Security.
      In the United States, about 15 million households are food insecure, meaning that they had inadequate money or other resources to obtain enough food to meet the needs of the household members.
      Economic Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture
      Key Statistics & Graphics.
      Food insecurity affects families all over the world, with an estimated 605 million children under the age of 15 living with an adult who reports being moderately or severely food insecure.
      • Pereira A.L.
      • Handa S.
      • Holmqvist G.
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      Biography

      E. Y. Jimenez is director, Nutrition Research Network, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Chicago, IL; and a research associate professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque.

      Biography

      E. Piltch is a postdoctoral scholar, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation, Chicago, IL; and unit chief, Policy and Partnership Development Unit, Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Branch, California Department of Public Health, Sacramento.

      Biography

      A. Knoblock-Hahn is a project specialist and D. Petitpain is a fellow, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation, Chicago, IL.

      Biography

      J. Lee is an Altarum fellow, Altarum, Ann Arbor, MI.

      Biography

      K. P. Adams is an assistant project scientist, Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis.

      Biography

      A. Steiber is chief science officer, Nutrition and Dietetics Data Science Center, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Chicago, IL.

      Biography

      C. Papoutsakis is senior director, Nutrition and Dietetics Data Science Center, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Chicago, IL.

      Biography

      F. Dionne is the managing partner, Prioritize Consulting, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada