In April 2012, I attended the World Nutrition Rio2012 conference in Rio, Brazil. This conference brought academics, policymakers, and practitioners together from around the world to discuss and debate the vast public health and nutrition challenges of our time. The … Read more
The Homeless Nutrition Education Toolkit
The Homeless Nutrition Education Toolkit provides homeless service agencies with best practices and lesson plans for nutrition education courses specifically targeted to homeless populations.
How Much Does it Cost to Eat Healthy?
How Much Does it Cost to Eat Healthy? analyzes the cost of healthy groceries in the District of Columbia’s grocery stores. The report includes quantitative analysis of USDA’s Thrifty Food Plan and local and federal policy recommendations.
Recommendations for the Development of Dietary Health Care, Nutrition Education, and a Soup Kitchen
Recommendations for the Development of Dietary Health Care, Nutrition Education, and a Soup Kitchen provides recommendations and best practices for the introduction of comprehensive nutrition education and meal provision into the operations of a homelessness services agency that caters to … Read more
Midtown Senior Health Assessment and Step-by-Step Guide to Creating a Meal, Health and Wellness Program
Midtown Senior Health Assessment and Step-by-Step Guide to Creating a Meal, Health and Wellness Program conducts an assessment of poverty, food access and health of seniors in the Midtown community and creates a step-by-step guide to a creating a Meal, … Read more
Food as Medicine: Medically Tailored, Home-Delivered Meals Can Improve Health Outcomes for People with Critical and Chronic Disease
Food as Medicine: Medically Tailored, Home-Delivered Meals Can Improve Health Outcomes for People with Critical and Chronic Disease is a mixed-methods report examining the role of medically tailored meals on the health of people with critical and chronic disease from … Read more
How Extensive is Childhood Obesity and What is Its Relationship to Hunger?
On March 31, 2004 The UPS Foundation and the Congressional Hunger Center hosted a National Hunger Forum at The Keck Center of the National Academies in Washington, D.C. Content area experts researched and wrote white papers for review and discussion … Read more
Opportunities to Use Procurements to Create Nutrition-Sensitive Development Projects
Despite the recent emergence of policy frameworks designed to facilitate the integration and expansion of nutrition interventions in the developing world, U.S.-funded nutrition programs continue to be less efficient, effective and economical than they could be. This paper discusses how … Read more
Policies for Effective Development: Rethinking the Role of NGOs in Haiti
Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) have a crucial role to play in the development of Haiti. NGOs deliver much-needed services to the population, including health care, education, food assistance and microfinance. But while the work of NGOs has undoubtedly provided relief and … Read more
Effective Gender Mainstreaming in Agriculture for Secure Household Nutrition
Gender and “gender mainstreaming” have become buzzwords around food and nutrition security initiatives in recent years. However the true meaning of gender mainstreaming and the policy framework that must be in place to ensure equal benefit to women and men … Read more
Adapting Food-based Strategies to Improve the Nutrition of the Landless
Food-based approaches that focus on dietary diversification are effective strategies for reducing micro- and macro-nutrient deficiencies in malnourished populations. However, this model has not yet been fully adapted to improve the lives of those who live in land constrained households. … Read more
Policies for Successful U.S. Foreign Aid in the Gaza Strip
Restrictions by the Israeli government and Hamas on beneficiaries’ livelihoods in Gaza are decreasing the long-term impact of US foreign assistance. A close look at humanitarian operations in Gaza shows that the Israeli government and Hamas have cut or are … Read more