Presented by Experts on Camera from SciLine: Food Insecurity
Food insecurity—lacking consistent access to enough nutritious food—was already on the rise in the U.S. when SNAP benefits (food stamps) were cut this spring for residents of 35 states.
Dr. Hilary Seligman is a professor of medicine and of epidemiology and biostatistics, at the University of California, San Francisco. She can discuss topics including:
–Trends in food insecurity rates among U.S. adults and children;
–Factors that drive food insecurity, such as rising grocery prices;
–How food insecurity affects people’s health;
–How inconsistent access to food affects performance and success at work or school;
–Common misperceptions about hunger;
–Research-backed approaches to reduce or eliminate food insecurity; and
–“Food is medicine” — efforts to incorporate nutrition into healthcare, in recognition of nutrition’s importance to disease prevention and management.
Availability: Tuesday, May 30, 1 to 2:30 p.m. MT
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