Debbie Petitpain

How are nutrition professionals uniquely positioned to fight against food insecurity for kids?

April 19, 2019

Guest(s): Debbie Petitpain

Topic(s): Community Nutrition,Pediatric Nutrition

Talk Recording

If you are seeking a better understanding of the connection between hunger and health, need examples of innovative feeding programs or want to become a champion for food security, then join us for this podcast.Nutrition professionals are uniquely positioned to encourage hospitals to address food security as a way to improve population health. Participatingin federally funded hunger-relief programs, such as the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), is one example of how hospitals and healthcare institutions can do this. In the last few years, several hospitals have successfully operated this program collectively serving more than 55,000 meals last summer and providing examples of best practices.Learn more about theseinnovative examples and the process of implementingsuch a program and become empowered to be the voice for the hungry and rally similar institutions in the fight against hunger!


Selected Questions:

Does AND (Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics) have a position on Food Insecurity?

How many people are food insecure at this point in the US? And how many are children?

What obstacles are preventing hospitals nationwide from developing programs to prevent food insecurity?