Feeding America®: On the Front Lines of Health Promotion
Food security is a social determinant of health [i] and plays a critical role in a person’s ability to become and stay healthy. Individuals and families who lack consistent access to enough healthy food may have a higher risk of developing chronic diseases like obesity [ii], hypertension [iii] and diabetes [iv]. Food insecurity can also make management of other health conditions more challenging. [v]
The Feeding America network is working to better understand the intersection of food insecurity and health. We are learning how to best promote the health of the people we serve by distributing nutritious foods and engaging in innovative nutrition education programming and partnerships. Our goal is to address food insecurity while improving individual and population-level health outcomes.