Our Top Ten Research Articles of 2019

by Jeremy Arnold Programs Specialist, Feeding America

The year is quickly coming to an end, and with it so is the last decade. In 2019, Feeding America has continued to work tirelessly toward its 2025 goal: Feeding America, in collaboration with our network and our partners, will ensure access to enough nutritious food for people struggling with hunger, and make meaningful progress toward ending hunger.

All of the work we do is made possible by our valued partners across sectors, our thoughtful stewardship of resources, and our continued learning through research. And yet we know this great work does not end with all that is accomplished by the Feeding America network. It takes many collaborators and co-conspirators to appropriately address inequality, food insecurity, and their health consequences. So to close out 2019, we are sharing our recommended reading list to get you caught up with some of the best hunger, health, and nutrition research from the past year.

  1. Innovation and Opportunities to Address Social Determinants of Health in Medicaid Managed Care
  2. Urban Institute Catalyst Brief: Health-Related Social Needs
  3. National Data on Social Risk Screening Underscore the Need for Implementation Research
  4. Review of Evidence on the Health Care Impacts of Interventions to Address the Social Determinants of Health
  5. Challenges and Successes with Food Resource Referrals for Food-Insecure Patients with Diabetes
  6. Interventions Addressing Food Insecurity in Health Care Settings: A Systematic Review
  7. Nutrition-Focused Food Banking in the United States: A Qualitative Study of Healthy Food Distribution Initiatives
  8. Association Between Receipt of a Medically Tailored Meal Program and Health Care Use
  9. State-Level and County-Level Estimates of Health Care Costs Associated with Food Insecurity
  10. Aligning Programs and Policies to Support Food Security and Public Health Goals in the United States

Our top picks for 2018 can be found here. If you have recommendations to post, please submit here.

Jeremy Arnold is a programs specialist on the Health and Nutrition team at Feeding America. His work includes supporting food banks in adopting nutrition education strategies through the development, implementation and dissemination of nudges. He also manages content on Hunger + Health.