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Hunger and Obesity - Understanding a Food Insecurity Paradigm

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Research type
Food Security
National Academy of Sciences/IOM
Promoting Healthy Eating
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PDF Icon Workshop Summary (1.82 MB)

The Workshop on Understanding the Relationship Between Food Insecurity and Obesity, held in Washington, DC, from Nov. 16 to 18, 2010, was designed to provide an opportunity to explore and illuminate the relationship between food insecurity and obesity, the current state of research, and data and analyses needed to advance understanding of the relationship as a way of countering both hunger and obesity in the United States. This is the workshop summary of the National Academies Institute of Medicine (IOM), Food and Nutrition Board, which was commissioned by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service. The workshop summary is available here by permission. It may also be obtained through the Institute of Medicine website.

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