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We've curated recent research, developments, and news on food insecurity, hunger, and health.

Food insecurity

Visit these resources to learn about what food insecurity is, how common it is in your area, and how it affects the community as a whole.

Watch the story of Christina Dreier and her husband and how they must choose between paying bills and buying enough food for their family.

Find studies by the nation’s leading research organization focused on how to help vulnerable children and youth.

This organization conducts university-based research to determine the best ways to assist communities affected by food insecurity.

Learn about the trends and emerging issues in agriculture, food, the environment, and rural America.

This department offers information and guidance on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, nutrition, and related issues.

Find out how this non-profit organization is leading the way to creating a hunger-free texas.

Learn more about this hunger relief organization with a nationwide network of food banks, and how they are helping feed those in need.

Food insecurity and health

When children and adults don’t receive the proper nutrition they need to live active lives, it can gravely affect their physical and mental health. View these resources to learn more about the relationship between food insecurity and health.

In this talk, Rayna Andrews discusses how food insecurity is related to certain health outcomes in Milwaukee County.

Watch this talk with nutritionist Clancy Cash as she discusses how people don’t always have access to the nutritional food they require.

This report takes a deep dive into how food insecurity is associated with poor health across the life-course.

Read this study that shows a strong correlation between food insecurity and chronic health conditions in adults.

Learn how this organization is working to eliminate poverty-related hunger and undernutrition in America.

Find research-based information, tools, and resources that review the causes of food insecurity and its relationship with health.

Hunger is more
than an empty stomach

Effects of food insecurity in children

  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Anemia
  • Brittle bones
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Depression
  • Behavioral and developmental issues
  • Poor school performance

Effects of food insecurity in Adults

  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

Want to know more about food insecurity in Smith County?

You’ve come to the right place. Join the Smith County Food Security Council to learn more about how you can make an impact on food insecurity in your community.