Promoting healthy lifestyles for children & families

Projects

Healthy Options, Healthy Meals Evaluation

The CWH conducted a formative and outcome evaluation of “Healthy Options, Healthy Meals Initiative”, a collaboration among MAZON, Kaiser Permanente, and food banks in KP regions to increase access to nutritious food reaching low-income families through deliberate systemic change achieved by food banks.

Improving Nutritional Quality of Food Distributed to Lower-Income Families through Emergency Food Services

The 2010 study of Hunger in America documented nearly a 50% increase in the reliance on emergency food by families in need. Many people have become regular clients, relying upon emergency food to cope with what has become a chronic need.

A client-centered approach for emergency food provision: An Evaluation of the Food Bank of Central New York's No Soda and No Candy Policy and Emergency Food Recipient Food Preferences

The Center evaluated the impact of the Food Bank of Central New York’s “No Soda and No Candy” policy on the donated product mix available through its warehouse inventory; determined the food preferences of food pantry recipients; and identified factors that influence Emergency Food Program (EFP) decision-making about foods and beverages to stock and distribute, including perceptions of clients’ fo

Assessing the association among food insecurity, child feeding practices and obesity

The Center assessed the impact of maternal food insecurity, past and/or current, on child feeding practices that may be related to overweight and obesity among low income families enrolled in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC).

Food Insecurity Resources Development and Distribution

The Center conducted an extensive review of the literature and other resources in order to answer the questions: What is food insecurity? How can it be measured? What are the most effective ways to measure prevalence? What types of interventions show the most promise? How do we measure success?

The Paradoxical Relationship between Food Insecurity and Child Obesity

The Paradoxical Relationship between Food Insecurity and Child Obesity project examined the relationship between food security and childhood obesity. A cross sectional survey of women and children from 500 low-income Latino families in five different California counties was conducted in order to analyze the relationship between body mass index and food insecurity.

Bread for the World

Based in the United States Bread for the World is "a nationwide Christian citizens movement seeking justice for the world's hungry people." The organization has 45,000 members and seeks to make change by lobby policy makers in the United States. The site provides access to facts and figures on world hunger, background papers and links to related sites.