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Earl Gregg Swem Library

U.S. Food Commodity Availability by Food Source, 1994-2008

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Statistics

Reviews what Americans eat and where they obtain it for various demographic groups.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture


Healthy People 2020 Midcourse Review

Provides a snapshot of progress toward meeting targets halfway through the 10 year initiative.  Covers 42 topic areas and includes health disparities data.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


New American Housing Survey Statistics Provide Insight on U.S. Food Insecurity, Housing and Neighborhood Topics

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Housing/Homelessness,Population/Census,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Press release with information on American households including, for the first time in the 42 year history of the American Housing Survey, information on food security status.  10.5 million households or 8.9% reported a lack of money to buy adequate amounts of food.  Also covers housing costs, home financing, home improvements, and neighborhood characteristics.  From the Census Bureau


Characteristics of Hospital Stays Involving Malnutrition, 2013

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Malnutrition occurs among 3% of adult hospital stays in the U.S. and is associated with increased morbidity, mortality, and health care costs.  This report presents national estimates on the characteristics of malnutrition reported during nonbirth hospital stays.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Global Implications of Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing

Categories: Climate Change,Crime/Justice,Environment,Food/Nutrition,Natural Resources,Treaties

Defines the nature of illegal and unregulated fishing, describes the threat to legitimate fishing and ocean health posed by such activities, and prospects for alleviation of the problem through such actions as the Port State Measures Agreement that came into force in June 2016.  From the Office of the Director of National Intelligence


USDA Branded Food Products Database

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Food/Nutrition,Statistics

Joins the National Nutrient Database with information about food products.  The Branded Food Products Database currently contains nutrition details on more than 80,000 name-brand prepared and packaged foods available at restaurants and groceries.  Will eventually include up to 500,000 products with expanded details from Nutrition Facts Panel.  From the Agricultural Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture


Implications for U.S. National Security of Anticipated Climate Change

Discusses threats to national security from global warming in the near term, over the next five, years, and over the next twenty years.  Among the threats covered: severe weather, adverse effects on food prices and availability, increased risks to human health, negative impacts on investments and economic competitiveness, and sea level rise.  From the Office of the Director of National Intelligence


Household Food Security in the United States in 2015

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Headlines,Income/Poverty,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

12.7% of American households were food insecure at least some time during 2015, and 5% had very low food security.  The low food security households lacked the money to prevent disruptions of eating patterns.  Also describes the prevalence of food insecurity in households with children and participation in federal food assistance programs. From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture


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