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A rights-based approach to food insecurity in the United States.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19443834     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Food insecurity is a serious public health problem associated with poor cognitive and emotional development in children and with depression and poor health in adults. Despite sizable continued investments in federal food assistance, food insecurity still affects 11.1% of US households--almost the same rate as in 1995, when annual measurement began. As a fresh approach to solving the problem of food insecurity, we suggest adoption of a human rights framework. This approach could actively engage those affected and would ensure that food security monitoring would be compared to benchmarks in national action plans. We describe key elements of a right-to-food approach, review challenges to implementing it, and suggest actions to foster its adoption.
Mariana Chilton; Donald Rose
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-05-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of public health     Volume:  99     ISSN:  1541-0048     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Public Health     Publication Date:  2009 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-06-16     Completed Date:  2009-07-22     Revised Date:  2013-06-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1254074     Medline TA:  Am J Public Health     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1203-11     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Health Management and Policy, Drexel University School of Public Health, 1505 Race St, 11th Floor, Mail Stop 1035, Philadelphia, PA 19102-1192, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Child Development
Child, Preschool
Educational Status
Food Supply / economics,  standards*
Human Rights*
Infant, Newborn
Nutritional Status
Poverty / economics*
Single-Parent Family
United States
Young Adult

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