This title includes a number of Open Access chapters. Food security and child malnutrition are at the forefront of our attention, both nationally and internationally. The chapters contained in this compendium include a range of methodologies-literature review, cross-sectional study, longitudinal study, case-control, and even a focus group!-all of which examine this urgent issue, revealing new perspectives and facets of information. The international roster of contributors present a nuanced look at food security and child malnutrition with research into food security measures in many nations around the world. The Children's HealthWatch has been a leader in the work being done in this area, and some of their work is included here.
The book is broken into several parts, covering * defining food security * food security, nutrition, and growth and development * food security and mental and physical health * food security and child obesity * conclusion, with an information study from The Children's Healthwatch on household hardships, public programs, and their associations with the health and development of very young children The range of topics and information presented here will be valuable for those involved with food security advocacy, policymakers, researchers, social service professionals working children and families, and others.
The Food Security Continuum: A Novel Tool for Understanding Food Insecurity as a Range of Experiences Sheryl L. Hendriks Household Food (In)Security and Nutritional Status of Urban Poor Children Aged 6 to 23 Months in Kenya Maurice Mutisya, Ngianga-bakwinKandala, Moses WaithanjiNgware, and Caroline W. Kabiru Household Food Access and Child Malnutrition: Results from the Eight-Country MAL-ED Study Stephanie Psaki, Zulfiqar A Bhutta, Tahmeed Ahmed, Shamsir Ahmed, Pascal Bessong, Munirul Islam, Sushil John, Margaret Kosek, Aldo Lima, CebisaNesamvuni, PrakashShrestha, ErlingSvensen, Monica McGrath, Stephanie Richard, Jessica Seidman, Laura Caulfield, Mark Miller, and William Checkley Food Insecurity and Linear Growth of Adolescents in Jimma Zone, Southwest Ethiopia TeferaBelachew, David Lindstrom, Craig Hadley, AbebeGebremariam, WondwosenKasahun, and Patrick Kolsteren Factors Associated with Stunting Among Children According to the Level of Food Insecurity in the Household: A Cross-Sectional Study in a Rural Community of Southeastern Kenya ChisaShinsugi, Masaki Matsumura, Mohamed Karama, Junichi Tanaka, MwatasaChangoma, and Satoshi Kaneko Beyond Nutrition: Hunger and Its Impact on the Health of Young Canadians William Pickett, Valerie Michaelson, and Colleen Davison Food Insecurity and Children's Mental Health: A Prospective Birth Cohort Study Maria Melchior, Jean-Francois Chastang, Bruno Falissard, CedricGalera, Richard E. Tremblay, Sylvana M. Cote, and Michel Boivin Household Food Insecurity and Childhood Overweight in Jamaica and Quebec: A Gender-Based Analysis Lise Dubois, Damion Francis, Daniel Burnier, FabiolaTatone-Tokuda, Manon Girard, Georgiana Gordon-Strachan, Kristin Fox, and RainfordWilks Community Perspectives on Food Insecurity and Obesity: Focus Groups with Caregivers of Metis and Off-Reserve First Nations Children JasminBhawra, Martin J. Cooke, RhonaHanning, PiotrWilk, and Shelley L. H. Gonneville Household Hardships, Public Programs, and Their Associations with the Health and Development of Very Young Children: Insights from Children's HealthWatch Katherine M. Joyce, Amanda Breen, Stephanie Ettinger de Cuba, John T. Cook, Kathleen W. Barrett, Grace Paik, Natasha Rishi, Bianca Pullen, Ashley Schiffmiller, and Deborah A. Frank