Food Insecurity Research and Resources:

                    A Clinician's Guide to Food Security

An overview of the issue of food insecurity and how to screen your patients compiled by Health Begins, a physician-led online platform dedicated to addressing the social determinants of health.

                   Promoting Food Security for All Children

                   American Academy of Pediatrics' Policy Statement recommending food insecurity screening for all pediatric patients.

                   Addressing Food Insecurity: A Toolkit for Pediatricians

Toolkit developed by the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics with steps for implementing food              insecurity screening in the clinic as well as how to advocate for state and federal nutrition programs. 

Implementing Food Security Screening and Referral for Older Patients in Primary Care: A Resource Guide and Toolkit

Toolkit developed by AARP that provides a rationale for the importance of food security screening older adults, offers suggestions on how to implement screening and referrals, and describes community partnerships that can help ensure that patients’ needs are addressed.

Hunger and Health

Website created by Feeding America intended to educate, connect, and engage cross-sector professionals on the intersections of food insecurity, nutrition, and health.

Feeding America's Map the Meal Gap

An interactive map of the United States with statistics on food insecurity rates and average meal costs by county.

Hunger Stories

Hear from families who have struggled with food insecurity.

 Food Insecurity Screening Validation
The 2 USDA-designed food insecurity screening questions have been independently validated in this article originally published by Pediatrics.

HungerCare's Literature Review
Research pertaining to food insecurity risk factors, associated chronic illnesses, and evaluation compiled by UW-Extension's Poverty and Food Security Specialist, Amber Canto.

HungerCare's Food Security and Health Presentation
Presentation on food insecurity, its prevalence in Wisconsin, and its long-term effects on health written by UW-Extension's Poverty and Food Security Specialist, Amber Canto.

Similar Food Bank/Health Care Partnerships

Oregon Food Bank's Childhood Hunger Coalition

Hunger Free Vermont's Hunger Education for Health Professionals

National Hunger Organizations

Feeding America

The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC)