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Readings and Resources on Hunger and Nutrition March 11, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — caroline@LFC @ 3:48 pm

We hope you’re enjoying the later daylight and dreaming of spring!  The 2008 growing season is beginning soon so please take these last few weeks of cold to read up on hunger and nutrition in Iowa and beyond.  Enjoy this eclectic collection of resources:

2007 Hunger in Iowa Report by Susan Roberts and Erin Feld (and the 2003 report)

The Hartford Food System: A Guide to Developing Community Food Programs, Replication Manual put out by World Hunger Year

Don’t Eat This Book: Fast Food and the Supersizing of America by Morgan Spurlock

Iowans Fit for Life, Active and Eating Smart: Nutrition and Physical Activity by the Iowa Department of Public Health
http://www.state.ia.us/iowansfitforlife/docs/Iowans_Fit_for_Life_overview_powerpoint.ppt#256,1,Nutrition and Physical Activity

Eligibility requirements for individuals with disabilities:
http://www.socialsecurity.gov and http://www.cms.hhs.gov/home/medicaid.asp

The ARC (Association of Retarded Citizen) of East Central Iowa:
http://www.arccei.org

Living Well Iowa (run in this area by Keith Ruff through the Evert Conner Center):
http://www.livingwelliowa.org

Retail and Consumer Aspects of the Organic Milk Market
by Carolyn Dimitri and Kathryn M. Venezia for the US Dept. of Agriculture, May 2007
http://www.ers.usda.gov/publications/LDP/2007/05May/LDPM15501/ldpm15501.pdf

Frequently asked questions of the WIC program:
http://www.fns.usda.gov/wic/benefitsandservices/foodpkggenfaqs.HTM

Are Lower Income Households Willing and Able to Budget for Fruits and Vegetables? by Hayden Stewart and Noel Blisard for the USDA: Economic Research Service, Jan 2008

Dynamics of Poverty and Food Sufficiency by David Ribar and Karen Hamrick for the USDA: Economic Research Service, Sept 2003

Household Food Security in the United States, 2006 by Mark Nord, Margaret Andrews and Steven Carlson for the USDA: Economic Research Service, November 2007

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