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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Cancers Associated with Overweight and Obesity Make Up 40 Percent of Cancers Diagnosed in the United States

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Health/Medical,Statistics

https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2017/p1003-vs-cancer-obesity.html

Reports on key findings regarding cancer types associated with overweight and obesity conditions and prevalence of such conditions among demographic groups.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Welfare Indicators and Risk Factors: Sixteenth Report to Congress

Categories: Births/Deaths,Food/Nutrition,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

https://aspe.hhs.gov/system/files/pdf/257521/WelfareIndicators.pdf

Covers 10 indicators and predictors of welfare dependence.  Reveals that more than half (56%) of TANF and SNAP recipients are in the labor force and that the share of the population receiving more than half of their income from welfare benefits (4.9% or 15.5 million persons) has declined from recent peaks in 2010.  Also covers poverty rate, food insecurity, and births to unmarried women.  From the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation of the Department of Health and Human Services.

(births/deaths     food/nutrition     income/poverty     labor/employment     statistics     welfare/social services)

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2017

Categories: Climate Change,Food/Nutrition,Headlines,Statistics,United Nations

http://www.fao.org/3/a-I7695e.pdf

Due to climate change and world conflicts, the number of people affected by food shortages grew in the past year.  815 million people or 11% of the world population were suffering from food shortages according to the annual report on food security.  From the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

 

Food Insecurity, Chronic Disease, and Health Among Working-Age Adults

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Health/Medical,Income/Poverty,Statistics

https://www.ers.usda.gov/webdocs/publications/84467/err-235.pdf?v=42942

Looks at the connections between food security and health among working age adults living at or below the U.S. poverty level.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

Progress and Challenges in Global Food Security

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

https://www.ers.usda.gov/webdocs/publications/84526/eib-175.pdf?v=42944

Global food security has improved over the past 15 years.  This report analyzes the roles of trade, agricultural productivity, safety nets, and improved data measurement in bringing about this improvement.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

The Effects of Energy Price Shocks on Household Food Security in Low-Income Households

Categories: Energy,Food/Nutrition,Income/Poverty,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

https://www.ers.usda.gov/webdocs/publications/84241/err-233.pdf?v=42928

Estimates the effects of unexpected price changes in gasoline, natural gas, and electricity on household food security over the years 2000 to 2014.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

International Food Security Assessment, 2017-2027

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

https://www.ers.usda.gov/webdocs/publications/84128/gfa-28.pdf?v=42914

Predicts a decrease in the share of food-insecure people in low- and middle-income countries from 17.7% in 2017 to 8.9% in 2027.  Also attempts to predict the food gap, a measure of the depth of food insecurity.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

Children’s Food Security and USDA Child Nutrition Programs

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

https://www.ers.usda.gov/webdocs/publications/84003/eib-174.pdf?v=42905

Updated statistics on food insecurity among American school children in 2014 and 2015.  Also discusses research on the effects of child nutrition programs on children’s food security and discusses recent developments in nutrition assistance for school-age children. From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

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