The COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented economic and social impact on Americans, with particularly harsh effects on people in certain race and ethnic groups.
This case study focuses on how the nonprofit statewide California WIC Association supports local agencies to involve fathers in programming related to the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).
The Child Support Program, enacted in 1975 as Part D of Title IV of the Social Security Act (P.L. 93-647), is one of the largest income support programs in the country, serving more children than the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and Social Security combined.
Environmental Scan of Programs and Policies Addressing Health Disparities Among Rural Children in Poverty
About 12.9 million children live in rural communities, where they are more likely than their nonrural peers to experience health problems associated with their environment, their socioeconomic status, their own and their families’ health behaviors, and their access to quality clinical care. Despite the wealth of research regarding health dispari
Application of Adult-Based Dietary Guidelines to Children: Evidence, Knowledge Gaps and Policy Implications
Application of Adult-Based Dietary Guidelines to Children: Evidence, Knowledge Gaps and Policy Implications Prepared by : Ronette R. Briefel, Allison Hedley Dodd, Charlotte Cabili and Carol West Suitor
Contents Introduction Literature Review Prevalence Contributing Factors Consequences of Obesity Intervention Research Federal Agency Activities Site Visit to Gila River Indian Community Directions for Future Research
Content The Value of Hardship Measures Defining and Measuring Hardship Material Hardship Indexes Measuring Hardship Using the SIPP Unanswered Questions for Future Research
Front-of-package (FOP) nutrition labeling systems are tools that can help consumers choose healthy diets consistent with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. It is expected that consumers’ use of nutrition information when making food purchasing decisions will improve their dietary choices and result in their reduced risk of obesity and chronic
The HHS Hubert H. Humphrey Building Cafeteria Experience: Incorporation of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010 into Federal Food Service Guidelines.
This case study describes the inception, development and implementation of the Health and Sustainability Guidelines for Federal Concessions and Vending Operations. Based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010 and sustainability best practices, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the General Services Administration (GSA)
This report provides information that will help to understand the high rates of obesity among AI/ANs and the nature of preventive interventions and their efficacy. The report contains a literature review that includes research findings pertaining to the prevalence, determinants, and consequences of obesity, and the nature and outcomes of clinical
This report summarizes what is known about the measurement of material hardship and its application to research with low-income families with children. It discusses challenges in defining and measuring material hardship, reviews how such measures have been in recent research, and presents analyses of data from the Survey of Income and Program Part
This report primarily provides analyses based on a telephone survey of 3,447 immigrant families (i.e., families with at least one foreign-born adult) in New York City and Los Angeles County, including detailed data on 7,843 people in those families. It describes the living conditions and immigration status of about 4.8 million people in Los Angel