Promoting healthy lifestyles for children & families

Food Insecurity / Hunger

WIC Nutrition Education Study

Currently, more than 50 percent of babies born in the nation are on WIC and services are delivered to about 9.2 million participants each month at a cost of $6.7 billion annually.

MAZON’s California Nutrition and Healthy Eating Initiative 2007-2010: Process Evaluation and Lessons Learned Report

Food insecurity is a growing concern in the United States especially in view of the recent economic climate, which has increased demand on Emergency Food Programs (EFP). There is an increased urgency in improving the nutrition quality of food distributed to our most nutritionally vulnerable families.

An Evaluation of the “No Soda and No Candy” Donation Policy and Guests’ Food Preferences: Report

Food insecurity is a growing concern in the United States, particularly in view of the current economic recession and rising food prices. Food insecurity, as defined by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), occurs when a household does not have access to enough food for active, healthy living.

Healthy Options, Healthy Meals - A strategic initiative of MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger - PART 2, Chapter 8-9

The goal of the Healthy Options, Healthy Meals™ (HOHM) initiative is to increase access to nutritious foods for low-income families by assisting food banks in their efforts to improve the nutritional quality of their food inventory.

Healthy Options, Healthy Meals - A strategic initiative of MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger - PART 1, Chapter 1-7

The goal of the Healthy Options, Healthy Meals™ (HOHM) initiative is to increase access to nutritious foods for low-income families by assisting food banks in their efforts to improve the nutritional quality of their food inventory.

Convening Report and Recommendations to Improve the Nutritional Quality of Emergency Food

The emergency food network in the US started as an ad hoc response to emergency food shortages for individuals and families. What was once a source of “emergency” food has become a source of “supplemental” food for many clients of the network who are in a recurring state of emergency.

Improving the Nutritional Quality of Foods Distributed to Lower-Income Families through Emergency Food Services: Report

"Improving the Nutritional Quality of Foods Distributed to Lower-Income Families through Emergency Food Services: A study of nutrition-related policies and practices of food banks and food pantries" reports on two recent trends in the US—widespread food insecurity among families and the rising prevalence of obesity in both adults and children.

Nutrition Policies and Practices in the Feeding America Network: Report Provided to 202 Feeding America Food Banks

This newsletter presents the results of a national survey of food banks in the Feeding America network conducted by the Center as part of a larger study. The survey was designed to identify ways that the emergency food network can increase its inventory of healthful foods in order to help prevent obesity and protect client health.