What's Food Got To Do With It? Food Insecurity and Mental Health
We know that our participants in services often have many other challenges in their lives aside from mental health needs, including physical health problems, housing, substance abuse, or even trauma. We are now aware of another social problem that is often overlooked. It is the silent problem of hunger, also known as food insecurity.
Food Insecurity currently affects 17.6 million households in the United States. The impact of food insecurity ranges from obesity to vitamin deficiency to depression.
This webinar highlights the problem of food insecurity, the impact and its relationship to mental health and will offer some practical tips for practitioners and supervisors.
Materials available for download include:
- Presentation slides
- Food Insecurity and Mental Health: A Guide
- Bidirectional Relationship of Health and Hunger
- Development and Validity of a 2-Item Screen to Identify Families at Risk for Food Insecurity
Additional reading materials:
- Food Pantries Grow on New York Campuses by Melanie Grayce West
- Food Pantries Address a Growing Hunger Problem at Colleges by Stephanie Saul
- Hunger on Campus: The Challenge of Food Insecurity for College Students by James Dubick, Brandon Mathews, and Clare Cady