Food insecurity

The food insecurity-obesity paradox as a vicious cycle for women: a qualitative study

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English
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Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
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Online
Author: 
Andrea S. Papan
Barbara Clow
Publisher: 
Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health
Publication Date: 
2012
Publication Place: 
Halifax, NS

Relates the stories of women who have experienced weight gain in the context of food insecurity and offers insights into the nuances of the food insecurity-obesity paradox. Looks at how, for these women, this paradox affected their daily lives, what challenges they faced as well as what coping strategies they used.

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Available to download for free from the website.
ISBN/ISSN: 
978-0-9810459-7-9
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Includes bibliographical references.

Unite Here: Real Food, Real Jobs

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Community education/development
Advocacy

An organization of food service workers in the USA who want to cook and serve “real food”—with local, fresh, sustainable ingredients—not processed and frozen products. Their goal is “to change a food system that leaves our fellow food workers living in poverty, lacking access to healthy food for their families and at the highest risk for diet-related diseases.”

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Email Address: 
http://www.realfoodrealjobs.org/contact-us/
Country: 
USA

The perils of ignoring history: Big Tobacco played dirty and millions died. How similar is Big Food?

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English
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Online
Author: 
Kelly Brownell
Kenneth Warner
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Volume 87, Number 1, 2009, pp. 259-294
Publisher: 
The Milbank Quarterly
Publication Date: 
2009

Compares how both the tobacco and food industries influence public opinion, legislation and regulation, litigation, and the conduct of science. Argues for better standards that are not regulated by the food industry itself.

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Includes bibliographical references. Abstract only available from Millbank Quarterly, without subscription. The full article is made available through the City of Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation.

Food Research and Action Center

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Research
Community education/development
Advocacy
Policy development

National nonprofit organization working to improve public policies and public-private partnerships to eradicate hunger and undernutrition in the United States. Works with national, state and local nonprofit organizations, public agencies, corporations and labor organizations to address hunger, food insecurity, and their root cause, poverty. 

Contact Info
Website/URL: 
Street Address: 
1875 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Addt'l Street Address: 
Suite 540
City: 
Washington, DC
Postal/ZIP Code: 
20009
Country: 
USA

Food insecurity and obesity: understanding the connections

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English
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Online
Publisher: 
Food Research and Action Centre
Publication Date: 
2011

Discusses research that shows there is a higher risk of overweight/obesity among food insecure women than among food insecure men.

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Visit their website to read online and to download.
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Includes bibliographical references.

Recipes for food insecurity: women’s stories from Saskatchewan

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English
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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
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Online
Author: 
Yvonne Hanson
Publisher: 
Prairie Women’s Health Centre of Excellence
Publication Date: 
2011

Explores how food insecurity, policies and programs affect women's health and well-being. Finds that low income is the most significant risk factor for food insecurity for women and Aboriginal off reserve households are most likely to experience food insecurity.

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ISBN # 978-1-897250-33-4
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Project #238. Includes bibliographical references.

“Recipes for hunger: Saskatchewan women speak about food insecurity”, a webinar for organizations across Canada

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English
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
Media Type: 
Online
Publisher: 
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence
Publication Date: 
February 2011
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg MB

Explores in a webinar format how policies & initiatives aimed to address food security (right to food) influence women’s health in urban, rural and remote locations in Saskatchewan. Reports on research by Prairie Women’s Health Centre of Excellence researcher Yvonne Hanson, entitled “Gender Lens on Food Insecurity: Comparative Case Studies on Women’s Health in Urban, Rural and Remote Locations in Saskatchewan”. (54 minutes)

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Available online.

Panos Institute

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All women
Aboriginal/métis/inuit women
Francophones
Families
Youth
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Français
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Community education/development
Advocacy

Panos Canada is part of the global Panos Network: eight autonomous institutes in Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe.  The Network has a strong focus on the economically and socially disadvantaged.  
 
Individual Panos institutes  have programmes on children & youth, climate,  energy, environment & natural resources, food security, gender, globalisation, health, HIV-AIDS, human security, ICTs, migration, media pluralism, and pastoralism.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
604-331-0262
Email Address: 
info@cwhn.ca
Street Address: 
1503 1266 Nelson St
City: 
Vancouver
Province: 
BC
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V6E 1J7
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