Identifying and Addressing Childhood Food Insecurity in Healthcare and Community Settings
This salient resource offers clinicians a comprehensive multi-tiered framework for identifying, addressing, and reducing food insecurity among children and their families. Reinforcing the importance of food insecurity as a key social determinant of health, this monograph reviews the epidemiology and presents in-depth guidelines for screening for food insecurity and hunger. Recommendations for screening in a busy clinical setting as well as the strengths and limitations of widely-used instruments are discussed. The monograph also outlines a variety of clinic-level interventions, potential community-based resources, and opportunities for clinical-community partnerships to improve families’ food access and security. Further, contributors provide workable plans for large-scale advocacy through greater engagement with professional and community resources as well as policymakers. The monograph concludes with an outline of the critical steps to implement a food insecurity screening process and the key components to train the next generation of provider-advocates.
Springer International Publishing
Public Health; Epidemiologic Measurements; Nutrition Assessment; Food Security; Children--nutrition
Kersten, Hans; Beck, Andrew; and Klein, Melissa, "Identifying and Addressing Childhood Food Insecurity in Healthcare and Community Settings" (2018). Faculty Bookshelf. 120.