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Global Food Security Index - Economist Intelligence Unit. May 2015.


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“2016 Hunger Report: The Nourishing Effect: Ending Hunger, Improving Health, Reducing Inequality.” Bread for the World Institute, November 2015. Available at:


Acevedo-Garcia et al. “The Child Opportunity Index: Improving Collaboration between Community Development and Public Health.” Health Affairs, 33, no. 11 (2014): 1948 – 1957.


Almond, D., H. Hoynes, and D. Schanzenbach. “Inside the War on Poverty: The Impact of Food Stamps on Birth Outcomes.” The Review of Economics and Statistics 93(2011): 387–403. 


Andersen, S.A. (Ed.) Life Sciences Research Office. "Core Indicators of Nutritional State for Difficult to Sample Populations," The Journal of Nutrition 120 (1990): 1557S-1600S.


Balistreri, K. “Family Structure, Work Patterns, and Time Allocations: Potential Mechanisms of Food Insecurity among Children.” University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research Discussion Paper Series, October, 2012. Available at


Basu, S., H. K. Seligman, C. Gardner, and J. Bhattacharya. “Ending SNAP Subsidies for Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Could Reduce Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes.” Health Affairs 33(2014): 1032–1039.


Berry, Wendell. “Sex, Economy, Freedom & Community: Eight Essays.” New York: Pantheon Books, 1994.


Bolen, E., D. Rosenbaum, and S. Dean. “Summary of the 2014 Farm Bill Nutrition Title.” Last modified February 3, 2014. Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Available at


 “The Budget and Economic Outlook: 2014 to 2024.” Congressional Budget Office. Last modified February, 2014. Available at


“Capturing Social and Behavioral Domains in Electronic Health Records: Phase I.” Washington, DC: The National Academies Press (2014). Available at:


Coleman-Jensen, A., C. Gregory, and A. Singh. “Household Food Security in the United States in 2013.” ERS Research Report 173 (2014). Available at 


“Evaluation of the Healthy Incentives Pilot (HIP) Final Report.” USDA Food and Nutrition Service,  September 2014. Available at:

“Food Insecurity of Restaurant Workers.” Food Chain Workers Alliance, Restaurant Opportunities Center of NY and the Bay, Food First / Institute for Food Development Policy, July 2014. Available at:


“Food Security in the U.S.” USDA Economic Research Service.  Available at:


Fraker, T., and R. Moffitt. 1988. “The Effect of Food Stamps on Labor Supply. A Bivariate Selection Model.” Journal of Public Economics 35(1): 25–56.


“Freedom from Hunger: An Achievable Goal for the United States of America.” Recommendations of the National Hunger Commission to Congress and the Secretary of the Department of Agriculture (2015). Available at:


Gunders, Dana. “Wasted: How America is Losing up to 40 Percent of Its Food from Farm to Fork to Landfill.” NRDC Issue Paper (August 2012). Available at:


Gundersen, Craig and James P. Ziliak. “Childhood Food Insecurity in the U.S.: Trends, Causes, and Policy Options.” The Future of Children: Princeton-Brookings (2014). Available at:


Gundersen, Craig and James P. Ziliak. “Food Insecurity and Health Outcomes.” Health Affairs 34, No. 11 (2015).


Hagstrom, P. A. “The Food Stamp Participation and Labor Supply of Married Couples: An Empirical Analysis of Joint Decisions.” Journal of Human Resources 31(1996): 383–403.


Haskins, R., and G. Margolis. “Show Me the Evidence: Obama’s Fight for Rigor and Results in Social Policy.” Washington, D. C: Brookings Institution Press, 2014. Available at:


“Health and Wellness Partnerships.” Healthy Food Bank Hub. Accessed January 1, 2016. Available at:


Hoynes, H. W., and D. W. Schanzenbach. “Work Incentives and the Food Stamp Program.” Journal of Public Economics 96(2012): 151–162.


“Hunger and Obesity: Understanding a Food Insecurity Paradigm.” Institute of Medicine of the National Academies (2011).


“Hunger in America 2014.” Feeding America. Available online:

Lavallee, Aaron “FACT vs. FICTION: USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.” USDA, June 2011. Available at:

Mabli et al. Measuring the Effect of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Participation on Food Security. Prepared by Mathematica Policy Research for the USDA Food and Nutrition Service, August 2013. Available at:


Mantovani R, E. Williams, and J. Pflieger. “The Extent of Trafficking in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: 2009–2011.” Prepared by ICF International for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service (2013). 

“New Report on Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker Food Insecurity.” Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs, September 2015. Available at:


Nord, M., and M. Prell. “Food Security Improved Following the 2009 ARRA Increase in SNAP Benefits.” Economic Research Report ERR-116 (2011).


Nord, M. “Effects of the Decline in the Real Value of SNAP Benefits from 2009 to 2011.” Economic Research Report ERR-151 (2013).


 “People, Partnerships and Place: Bridging from Clinic to Community.” Kaiser Permanente, October 2015. Available at:


A Place at the Table. Documentary Film. Directed by Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush. 2013. New York: Magnolia Pictures. Available at:


“A Plan of Action to End Hunger in America.” Food Research & Action Center, October 2015. Available at:


 “Program Puts a Dent in Summer Hunger.” American Academy of Pediatrics, April 2015. Available at:


“Promoting Food Security for All Children.” American Academy of Pediatrics, October 2015. Available at:


“The Root Cause Coalition: Addressing Hunger as a Health Issue and Other Social Determinants.” Root Cause Coalition, 2015. Available at:


Rutten, L.F. et al. “Obesity Prevention and National Food Security: A Food Systems Approach.” ISRN Public Health 2012 (2012).

Seligman et al. “Exhaustion of Food Budgets at Month’s End and Hospital Admissions for Hypoglycemia.” Health Affairs 33(2014): 116–123.

Shepard, Donald S., E. Setren and D. Cooper. “Hunger in America: Suffering We All Pay For.” Center for American Progress, 2011. Available at:


 “SNAP Matters: How Food Stamps Affect Health and Well-Being.” Edited by Judith Bartfeld, Craig Gundersen, Timothy M. Smeeding, and James P. Ziliak. Palo Alto: Stanford University Press (2015).


“Spotlight on Senior Health: Adverse Health Outcomes of Food Insecure Older Americans.” Feeding America, March 2014. Available at:


Stenmark et al. “Linking the Clinical Experience to Community Resources to Address Hunger in Colorado.” Health Affairs Blog (2015). Available at:


Tarasuk et al. “Association between Household Food Insecurity and Annual Health Care Costs.” Canadian Medical Association Journal (2015). Available at:


“Understanding the Connections: Food Insecurity and Obesity.” Food Research & Action Center, October 2015. Available at:


Widome et al. “Food Insecurity among Veterans of the US Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.” Public Health Nutrition 18 (2014): 844-849.