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EB 2012: Session on Food Insecurity Across Lifespan

EB 2012: Session on Food Insecurity Across Lifespan

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Posted on 04/24/2012 at 09:50:21 AM by Suzanne Price
A symposium on Sunday addressed “Food Insecurity and Health Across the Lifespan.” Organizer Dr. Mary Ann Johnson, University of Georgia and Dr. Michael McBurney of DSM spoke to ASN about the 100th anniversary of vitamins and importance of battling food insecurity in the United States in this exclusive video.

The following summary of the program is excerpted from McBurney's blog, Talking Nutrition:

The Great Recession has contributed to food insecurity across America. According to recent USDA statistics, almost 50 million Americans are living in insecure households.  In October, Dr. Donald Shepard, Brandeis University, wrote that nearly half of the households seeking emergency food assistance report having to choose between paying for food or utilities/heating fuel. Nearly 40% report having to choose between paying for food or their rent/mortgage. Read the entire blog post here.


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