Charitable food organizations are key to fighting food insecurity in the United States. Because of the reach and mission of these programs, they also provide a key opportunity to improve dietary quality of vulnerable populations. This symposium will cover the current landscape of American charitable food; links between charitable food, obesity and food insecurity; and how food pantry environments can be modified to improve diet quality and address health disparities.
Current Landscape of Charitable Food and Policies to Promote Healthy Food Within Food Banks
Marlene B Schwartz, PhD
Interventions in Food Pantries to Improve Healthy Food Access
Katie Martin, PhD
Intersections Between Obesity and Food Insecurity Among Food Pantry Clients
Mary B Williams, PhD