The Food Environment and Food Insecurity: Perceptions of Rural, Suburban, and Urban Food Pantry Clients in Iowa

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2004-01-01
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Garasky, Steven
Morton, Louis
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Greder, Kimberly
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Human Development and Family Studies

The Department of Human Development and Family Studies focuses on the interactions among individuals, families, and their resources and environments throughout their lifespans. It consists of three majors: Child, Adult, and Family Services (preparing students to work for agencies serving children, youth, adults, and families); Family Finance, Housing, and Policy (preparing students for work as financial counselors, insurance agents, loan-officers, lobbyists, policy experts, etc); and Early Childhood Education (preparing students to teach and work with young children and their families).

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The Department of Human Development and Family Studies was formed in 1991 from the merger of the Department of Family Environment and the Department of Child Development.

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1991-present

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  • College of Human Sciences (parent college)
  • Department of Child Development (predecessor)
  • Department of Family Environment (predecessor)

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Poverty, food insecurity, and hunger are increasing across the Nation as Federal, State, and local economies continue to struggle. In 2003, the official U.S. poverty rate was 12.5 percent (35.9 million people), up from 12.1 percent (34.6 million people) in 2002 (DeNavas-Walt, Proctor, & Mills, 2004). Meeting nutritional needs is particularly troublesome for poor families: More than 12 million households (11.1 percent) have reported food-related hardships due to insufficient resources; 3.8 million (3.5 percent) households have reported experiencing hunger (Nord, Andrews, & Carlson, 2003). Further, households with children have been reported as being twice as likely to be food insecure, compared with households without children (Nord et al., 2003).

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This article is from Family Economics and Nutrition Review 16 (2004): 41–48.

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