Washington State Nutrition & Physical Activity Plan
Nutrition Obj. 2: Reduce Food Insecurity


Nutrition Objective 2

  1. Household Food Security in the United States, 2005. Mark Nord, Margaret Andrews and Steven Carlson. USDA Economic Research Service, 2006.
  2. Nord, M., Andrews, M., & Carlson, S. (2007). Household food security in the United States, 2006 (#ERR-49). Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Services.
  3. What Factors Account for State-to-State Differences in Food Insecurity? Judi Barfield, Rachel Dunifon, Mark Nord, Steven Carlson. USDA Economic Research Service, November 2006.
  4. Center on Hunger and Poverty. The Consequences of Hunger and Food Insecurity for Children: Evidence from Recent Scientific Studies. Waltham, MA: Center on Hunger and Poverty, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, 2002.
  5. Hampton T. Food insecurity harms health, well-being of millions in the United States. JAMA 2007; 298:1851-1853.
  6. Food Research and Action Center. Health Consequences of Hunger. http://frac.org/
  7. Townsend MS, Peerson J, Love B, Achterberg C, Murphy SP. Food Insecurity is positively related to overweight in women. J Nutr 2001;131:1738-1745.
  8. Food Research and Action Center and Center on Hunger and Poverty. The Paradox of Hunger and Obesity in America. July 2003. http://www.frac.org/pdf/proceedings05.pdf
  9. Brown LJ, Shepard D, Martin T, Orwat J. The Economic Cost of Domestic Hunger. Estimated Annual Burden to the United States. July 2007.
  10. National Anti-Hunger Organizations. A Blueprint to End Hunger. June 2004. Available: http://www.bread.org/learn/us-hunger-issues/national-anti-hunger.html


Priority Recommendation A

  1. Food Assistance: How Strong Is the Safety Net? LeBlanc M, Lin Biing-Hwan L, Smallwood D. USDA Economic Research Service. September 2006.
  2. Food Research and Action Center. Child Nutrition Fact Sheet. Breakfast for Learning. http://www.frac.org/html/federal_food_programs/programs/sbp.html
  3. Jones SJ, Jahns L, Laraia BA, Haughton B. Lower Risk of Overweight in School-aged Food Insecure Girls Who Participate in Food Assistance. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2003; 157:780-784.
  4. U.S Census Bureau. Current Population Survey 2007 Annual Social and Economic Supplement. Official Poverty Tables (2006). Available: http://pubdb3.census.gov/macro/032007/pov/toc.htm. Accessed: 1.25.08
  5. Burgeson T. Child Nutrition Services Bulletin No. 014-07. Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia WA, 2007. Available: http://www.k12.wa.us/BulletinsMemos/bulletins2007/B014-07.doc
  6. Osorio D, Pittz W, Smith G. Searching for work that pays: 2007 Northwest Job Gap Study. Northwest Federation of Community Organizations. http://www.nwfco.org/496/2007-northwest-job-gap-study/
  7. Statewide Poverty Action Network. Accessing the American Dream: The 2007 Legislative Agenda for the Statewide Poverty Action Network. http://www.povertyaction.org/priorities/povertycausessolutions.cfm
  8. Cunnyngham, Karen E., Laura A. Castner and Allen L. Schirm. Reaching Those in Need: State Food Stamp Participation Rates in 2005. Prepared by Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. for the Food and Nutrition Service. October 2007.


Priority Recommendation B

  1. Poverty and Food Insecurity Among School-aged Children. Children’s Alliance. January 2006. http://www.childrensalliance.org/whatwedo/hunger-campaign.cfm .
  2. Burgeson T. Child Nutrition Services Bulletin No. 014-07. Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia WA, 2007. Available: http://www.k12.wa.us/BulletinsMemos/bulletins2007/B014-07.doc.
  3. ParentHelp123. 2007. Available: (http://www.parenthelp123.org/).
  4. Holben DH, Myles W. Food insecurity in the United States: Its effect on our patients. Am Family Phys, 2004; 69, 1058-1063.  
  5.  WithinReach. Family Food Hotline. 2007. Available: http://www.withinreachwa.org/hotlines.