Food security and child malnutrition are at the forefront of our attention, both nationally and internationally. The chapters contained in this compendium include a range of methodologies—literature review, cross-sectional study, longitudinal study, case-control, and even a focus group!—all of which examine this urgent issue, revealing new perspectives and facets of information. The international roster of contributors present a nuanced look at food security and child malnutrition with research into food security measures in manynations around the world.
The Children's HealthWatch has been a leader in the work being done in this area, and some of their work is included here.
The book is broken into several parts, covering
- foodsecurity, nutrition, and growth and development
- foodsecurity and mental and physicalhealth
- foodsecurity and childobesity
- conclusion, withaninformationstudyfromTheChildren'sHealthwatchonhouseholdhardships, publicprograms, and theirassociationswiththehealth and development of veryyoungchildren
The range of topics and information presented here will be valuable for those involved with food security advocacy, policymakers, researchers, social service professionals working children and families, and others.
The Food Security Continuum: A Novel Tool for Understanding Food Insecurity as a Range of Experiences
Sheryl L. Hendriks
Household Food (In)Security and Nutritional Status of Urban Poor Children Aged 6 to 23 Months in Kenya
Maurice Mutisya, Ngianga-bakwinKandala, Moses WaithanjiNgware, and Caroline W. Kabiru
Household Food Access and Child Malnutrition: Results from the Eight-Country MAL-ED Study
Stephanie Psaki, Zulfiqar A Bhutta, Tahmeed Ahmed, Shamsir Ahmed, Pascal Bessong, Munirul Islam, Sushil John, Margaret Kosek, Aldo Lima, CebisaNesamvuni, PrakashShrestha, ErlingSvensen, Monica McGrath, Stephanie Richard, Jessica Seidman, Laura Caulfield, Mark Miller, and William Checkley
Food Insecurity and Linear Growth of Adolescents in Jimma Zone, Southwest Ethiopia
TeferaBelachew, David Lindstrom, Craig Hadley, AbebeGebremariam, WondwosenKasahun, and Patrick Kolsteren
Factors Associated with Stunting Among Children According to the Level of Food Insecurity in the Household: A Cross-Sectional Study in a Rural Community of Southeastern Kenya
ChisaShinsugi, Masaki Matsumura, Mohamed Karama, Junichi Tanaka, MwatasaChangoma, and Satoshi Kaneko
Beyond Nutrition: Hunger and Its Impact on the Health of Young Canadians
William Pickett, Valerie Michaelson, and Colleen Davison
Food Insecurity and Children’s Mental Health: A Prospective Birth Cohort Study
Maria Melchior, Jean-François Chastang, Bruno Falissard, CédricGaléra, Richard E. Tremblay, Sylvana M. Côté, and Michel Boivin
Household Food Insecurity and Childhood Overweight in Jamaica and Québec: A Gender-Based Analysis
Lise Dubois, Damion Francis, Daniel Burnier, FabiolaTatone-Tokuda, Manon Girard, Georgiana Gordon-Strachan, Kristin Fox, and RainfordWilks
Community Perspectives on Food Insecurity and Obesity: Focus Groups with Caregivers of Métis and Off-Reserve First Nations Children
JasminBhawra, Martin J. Cooke, RhonaHanning, PiotrWilk, and Shelley L. H. Gonneville
Household Hardships, Public Programs, and Their Associations with the Health and Development of Very Young Children: Insights from Children’s HealthWatch
Katherine M. Joyce, Amanda Breen, Stephanie Ettinger de Cuba, John T. Cook, Kathleen W. Barrett, Grace Paik, Natasha Rishi, Bianca Pullen, Ashley Schiffmiller, and Deborah A. Frank
Areej Hassan, MD, MPH, is an attending in the Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. She completed her residency training in Pediatrics at Brown University beforeher fellowship at BCH. In addition to primary care, Dr.Hassan focuses her clinical interests on reproductive endocrinology and global health. She also maintains an active role in medical education and has particular interest in building and developing innovativeteaching tools through open educational resources. She currently teaches, consults, and is involved in pediatric and adolescent curricula development at multiple sites abroad in Central America and Southeast Asia.