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Greetings, fellow collaborators! Welcome to the Hunger.FOOD.Health Winter Dish.
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New Food Insecurity Data from USDA:
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Impact Spotlight:
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FIC Supported "Food Choices and Health Status of Food Insecure Families in Central Ohio" Grant Nearing Completion
15 OSU students were trained and completed 250 surveys of local food pantry shoppers. Preliminary results are astounding and will inform future interventions, publications, and grant applications.
Congrats Chris Taylor & Colleen Spees for their recent USDA award (collaboration with University of KY): "Adolescent and Parent Food Activity Patterns as Drivers of Food Choices and Behaviors". 


OSU Students Take Part in Local Food Security Initiatives  
Over 50 OSU students are currently participating in community based research and service based learning opportunities related to local food security initiatives. Interested students can sign up to receive more info at our webpage. 

New OSU Food Security Course Listing 
We have compiled a comprehensive list for interested students! Click here to view the 2013 listings.

College of Social Work to Launch Food Security Internship
The College of Social Work Field Education Office has been collaborating with Hunger.FOOD.Health partners to launch a food security field placement to address local food insecurity. Additional field opportunities and community-based research projects with agencies working around all aspects of the food system are being discussed for the FIC-funded Community Food Security Fellows Program (Fall 2013) and for future CSW students. 

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World Food Day 2012: Food Scientists Working to Find Sustainable Solutions to World Hunger
The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) is highlighting the role of food science in environmental sustainability - a key component to solving the world's hunger problem. Click here to read more. 
U.S. Hunger and Homelessness on the Rise
Across the United States, the number of hungry and homeless people is growing, and budget fights at the federal level are threatening the aid many need to survive. Read more.
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Foodbank Staff Attempt to Live on Food Stamps
In observance of National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week, staff accepted the SNAP Challenge, a weeklong exercise in living on food stamps. Read more.
Contest Increases School Breakfast Availability
Bell Middle School's award winning breakfast program put an end to students' hunger. Read more.
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City Schools Served Up Free Lunches Over Winter Break

For the first time this year, San Diego Unified served free lunches at city recreation centers while schools were closed for winter break. Read more.

Planting Fresh Produce in D.C.'s Food Deserts

Jimmy Singleton, co-owner, of a D.C. corner store collaborated with D.C. Central Kitchen's "Healthy Corners" to offer healthy options in his market. Read more. 

Food Waste
Study Finds World Wastes Half its Food

Up to half of the world's food is wasted, according to a new report that found production inefficiencies in developing countries and market and consumer waste in more advanced societies. Read more.

City's First Supermarket: After Years Without One 

At a time when food-market wars are raging in some suburbs, Chester, Delaware transcends the government definition of "food desert," but that's about to change. Read more.

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Offers New Online Course on the U.S. Food System.

A food system encompasses the activities, people and resources involved in getting food from field to plate. Along the way, it intersects with aspects of public health, equity and the environment. This course will provide a brief introduction to the U.S. food system and how food production practices and what we choose to eat affects the world in which we live. More information.

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A national study of older Americans shows those who have limited mobility and low physical activity - scientifically categorized as "frail" - are five times more likely to report that they often don't have enough to eat, defined as "food insufficiency," than older adults who were not frail. Read more.
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People who sometimes went hungry as children had slower cognitive decline once they were elderly compared to people who always had enough food to eat, according to a new study by neurological researchers from the Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center at Rush University Medical Center. Read more.
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Collaborator Spotlight:
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Columbus Neighborhood Health Center (CNHC) icommitted to providing high-quality service, personal patient care, and access to state-of-the-art technology. CNHC patients have access to six Health Centers within culturally and economically diverse neighborhoods. CNHC provides primary health care including dental and vision services and other specialty medical services for the entire family. CNHC served nearly 26,000 patients in 2011, most of whom fall below the poverty line. CNHC is a valued member or our team and is currently collaborating on multiple grants with OSU. Learn more at www.colnhc.org. 
The Food Innovation Center's Hunger.FOOD.Health Initiative seeks to improve access to culturally appropriate, health-promoting foods for food insecure families across Central Ohio by impacting food availability, food access, food quality, and food use. 
Stay Informed! Share your complete contact information with us by emailing Hunger.FOOD.Health@osu.edu.
The Hunger.FOOD.Health Seasonal Dish is compiled by Amy Alwood
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In This Issue
World Food Day 2012
Hunger & Homelessness on the Rise
Foodbank Staff take SNAP Challenge
Contest Spurs School Breakfasts
Free Lunches Over Winter Break
Fresh Produce in D.C. Food Deserts
World Wastes Half its Food
One City's First Supermarket
One City's First Supermarket
Older Adults, Frailty & Food Insufficiency
Childhood Hunger & Cognitive Decline
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