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"Resources on Food"

March/April 2010 issue of Poverty & Race

This extensive listing, useful in connection with the three articles that precede it, contains several recent items, plus a selection of items from past issues of P&R (going way back to earlier issues) that in our judgment are still useful and relevant. (Contact inf. for older items may be out-of-date, but it should be possible to locate these orgs. via Internet search.)

“Hunger in America – 2010 National Report” presents results of a 2009 study conducted for Feeding America (formerly America’s Second Harvest). Available at america_2010_national_report

“America’s Farms Feed America’s Children” (2010?) is an Issue Brief available from the Community Food Security Coalition, 3830 SE Division St., Portland, OR 97202, 503/964-2970,

“Seed of Change: Strategies for Food Security for the Inner City” relates food policy to public health, economic & community development, urban ecology, etc. Available at

“Obesity, Poverty, and Participation in Nutrition Assistance Programs,” a U.S. Dept. of Agriculture study, is available at

The Congressional Hunger Center’s 2008 Annual Report is available at _2008.pdf

“Ending Hunger in the United States: The Role of the Federal Nutrition Programs, National Advisory Groups and Their Networks,” by Crystal Weedall FitzSimmons, James D. Weill & Lynn Parker (2004), is available at

“Hunger in America: The Definition, Scope, Causes, History and Status of the Hunger Problem in the United States,” by Doug O’Brien, Halley Torres Aldeen, Stephanie Uchima, Eleanor Thompson & Erinn Stanley (2004), is available at

“Barriers That Prevent Low-Income People From Gaining Access to Food and Nutrition Programs,” by Crystal Weedall FitzSimmons, James D. Weill & Lynn Parker (2004), is available at

“The Role of State Government in Ending Hunger” is available at

“School Meals: Building Blocks for Healthy Children” (341 pp., Oct. 2009), from the Institute of Medicine’s Food and Nutrition Board, is available (free if read online) at [11731]

“Designed for Disease: The Link Between Local Food Environments and Obesity and Diabetes” is a May 2008 report from PolicyLink, UCLA’s Center for Health Policy Research and the California Center for Public Health Advocacy. The study shows that if fast food and convenience stores dramatically outnumber grocery stores and produce markets, risks increase with respect to these two diseases. Available at [10854]

“A Status Report on Hunger & Homelessness in America’s Cities,” the annual US Council of Mayors report—this one, the 20th such report, covering 23 cities, is available at [10075]

“Nourishing Development: A Report on Food Insecurity & the Precursors to School Readiness among Very Young Children” (9 pp., July 2006) is available (likely free) from the Boston Medical Center’s Children’s Sentinel Nutrition Assessment Program, 725 Mass. Ave., Mezzanine SW, Boston, MA 02118, 617/638-5850, [10097]

Changing the Face of Hunger by Tony Hall (202 pp., 2006, $21.99), has been published by W Publishing Gp., 615/902-2234, [9997]

“Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation: Summer Nutrition Status Report” (29 pp., July 2006), from the Food Research & Action Ctr., analyzing summer nutrtion programs, with recommendations to improve program access, is available at [9965]

“The Federal Government - the Indispensable Player in Redressing Poverty,” by James Weill (15 pp., May-June 2006), from the Food Research & Action Ctr., is available at [9964]

“Food Availability & Food Deserts in the Nonmetropolitan South,” by Troy Blanchard et al. (8 pp., 2006), discusses the uneven distribution of food retailers across rural America. Available at _blanchard.pdf [9852]

“The Real Cost of a Healthy Diet: Healthful Foods Are Out of Reach for Low-Income Families in Boston, Massachusetts” is a Aug. 2005 report form the Food Security Project at Boston Medical Ctr. To obtain a copy from the Children’s Nutrition Assessment website, google “C-SNAP healthy diet” [9679]

Sustenance is the newsletter of the Congressional Hunger Ctr., 400 North Capitol St. NW, #G100, Wash., DC 20001, 202/547-7022, [8799]

“Hunger in Your State” (2002) is a guide, put out by the Oregon Ctr. for Public Policy, on how to produce state-level reports on hunger & food insecurity. For a free copy, email your name, mailing address & telephone no. to, downloadable at . [7361]

The Natl. Hunger Clearinghouse has created an online database listing grassroots orgs. working on hunger, food, nutrition & agriculture issues, based on location or type of prog., 800/GLEAN-IT. . [7039]

The Color of Hunger: Race and Hunger in National and International Perspectives, by David L.L. Shields (2002), is available in some bookstores and various online booksellers. [5486]

“Good Farming, Healthy Communities: Strengthening Regional Sustainable Agriculture Sectors & Local Food Systems - Lessons Learned from the Berkeley Food System,” by Raquel Pinderhughes & Joshua Miner (58 pp., 2001), is available ($5) from Prof. Pinderhughes, SF State Univ., Urban Studies Prog., 1600 Holloway Ave., SF, CA 94132, 415/338-1178. [2386]

“A Place at the Table: Food & Env. Justice” is the theme of the Winter 2000 issue of Race, Poverty & the Environment, a joint project of Calif. Rural Legal Asst. (headed by PRRAC Board member José Padilla) & the Urban Habitat Program. Subs. $15/4 issues, $40 insts., free for low-inc. persons & comm. gps. from RPE, Box 29908 Presidio Sta., SF, CA 94129. [985]

“No Place to Shop: Challenges & Opportunities Facing the Development of Supermarkets in Urban America” is an 85-page, Feb. 1996 issue paper “addressing industry considerations on doing business in the inner city & consumer concerns on improving food access for low-income persons,” available ($20) from Public Voice for Food & Health Policy, 1101 14th St. NW, #710, Wash., DC 20005, 202/371-1840. [3104]

“Housing Subsidies & Pediatric Undernutrition,” by Alan Meyers, Deborah Frank, Nicole Roos, Karen Peterson, Virginia Casey, L. Adrienne Cupples & Suzette Levenson (6 pp., Oct. 1995), is an article from Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, available from Dr. Meyers, Div. Gen. Pediatrics, Boston City Hospital, Boston, MA 02118. [3747]

“Hunger in Latino Communities,” by Angel Martinez (22 pp., Aug. 1995), a Mickey Leland Hunger Fellow, is available from the Congressional Hunger Ctr., 400 North Capitol St. NW, #G100, Washington, DC 20001, 202/547-7022. [3748]

Food, Not Bombs: How to Feed the Hungry and Build Community, by C.T. Lawrence Butler & Keith McHenry (101 pp. + app,), is available ($11.45) from New Society Publishers, 4527 Springfield Ave., Phila., PA 19143, 800/ 333-9093. [4988]

“Seeds of Change: Strategies for Food Security in the Inner City” is a 17-chapter study prepared for the Interfaith Hunger Coalition, available ($25) from the UCLA Grad. School of Arch. & Urban Planning, LA, CA 90024, 310/825-1067. [6002]

“Eat to Learn, Learn to Eat: The Link Between Nutrition and Learning in Children,” by Karen B. Troccoli (38 pp., April 1993), is available (free) from the Natl. Commn. to Prevent Infant Mortality, 300 C St. SW #2014, Wash., DC 20201, 202/205-8364. [5866]

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