When Medicine Isn’t Enough: The Benefits of Providing Nutrition Support to People Living with a Life-Challenging Illness documents a pilot study evaluating health outcomes of critically ill patients that receive comprehensive nutrition services, reported positive outcomes in the areas of … Read more
Identifying Best Practices in Diabetes Prevention is a comprehensive toolkit that forms the foundation for Food & Friends’ potential involvement in primary diabetes prevention. The toolkit’s five modules draw upon health sciences literature and two original studies to offer specific … Read more
Food Stamps and Immigrant Families: How Health Care Workers Can Improve Child Health makes the case for food stamps as a tool to improve the health of immigrant children, providing medical professionals with facts and culturally appropriate information to encourage … Read more
The Food Security for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities Project provides city-level data on food insecurity among seniors and persons with disabilities living in Seattle’s subsidized housing. The report also identifies the barriers that prevent these populations from utilizing the … Read more
Improving Services: Suggestions for Food & Friends to Better Serve Diabetic Clients examines diabetic clients’ management of diabetes, their understanding of received services, and suggestions for service improvements. Combining data from home assessments and a focus group, background literature, and … Read more
Access Granted: Breaking Barriers to Optimal Health for Food Insecure People Living with Chronic Illnesses discusses the importance of nutrition for chronically ill, low-income individuals and outlines policy recommendations for increasing community members’ access to nutritious foods, while saving lives … Read more
Nutrition Support Programs in the Health Care Setting: A Prescription for Hunger Prevention explores the benefits of having social services available to patients at Boston Medical Center, strongly encourages health care centers to incorporate “outstation” services, and outlines best practices.
Working Towards Wellness: An Assessment of the School Health Environment at Ames Middle School raises awareness about the strengths and challenges of the school health environment in the areas of nutrition services, mental health services, and physical education.
The NAHO vision is that by the end of 2015, every child in the United States will be food secure, and every family with children will have accessto the nutritious food they need to thrive.