1st Edition

Food Insecurity and Disease Prevalence, Policy, and Politics

Edited By Areej Hassan Copyright 2016
    280 Pages 2 Color & 6 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    280 Pages 2 Color & 6 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    280 Pages 2 Color & 6 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    Food insecurity and disease are inextricably linked. The chapters in this valuable articles compendium reinforce that message by specifically linking food insecurity to various forms of chronic disease, including HIV/AIDS and obesity, as well as mental health issues. Providing a nuanced look at food insecurity and its connection to disease, the quality of the research gathered here advances our understanding of this issue; the chapter authors have provided us with a solid foundation on which to build well-informed clinical practice, further research, and effective future policy.This informative compendium will provide insight on these important issues for students and scholars in security studies, international politics, and environmental studies.

    Food Insecurity in Adults with Mood Disorders: Prevalence Estimates and Associations with Nutritional and Psychological Health

    Karen M. Davison and Bonnie J. Kaplan

    Household Food Insecurity and Mental Distress Among Pregnant Women in Southwestern Ethiopia: A Cross Sectional Study Design

    Mulusew G. Jebena, Mohammed Taha, Motohiro Nakajima, Andrine Lemieux, Fikre Lemessa, Richard Hoffman, Markos Tesfaye, Tefera Belachew, Netsanet Workineh, Esayas Kebede, Teklu Gemechu, Yinebeb Tariku, Hailemariam Segni, Patrick Kolsteren, and Mustafa al’Absi

    Is Food Insecurity Associated with HIV Risk? Cross-Sectional Evidence from Sexually Active Women in Brazil

    Alexander C. Tsai, Kristin J. Hung, and Sheri D. Weiser

    Food Insecurity Is a Barrier to Prevention of Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission Services in Zimbabwe: A Cross-Sectional Study

    Sandra I. McCoy, Raluca Buzdugan, Angela Mushavi, Agnes Mahomva, Frances M. Cowan, and Nancy S. Padian

    A Pre-Post Pilot Study of Peer Nutritional Counseling and Food Insecurity and Nutritional Outcomes Among Antiretroviral Therapy Patients in Honduras

    Kathryn P. Derose, Melissa Felician, Bing Han, Kartika Palar, Blanca Ramírez, Hugo Farías, and Homero Martínez

    Relationship between Food Insecurity and Mortality among HIV-Positive Injection Drug Users Receiving Antiretroviral Therapy in British Columbia, Canada

    Aranka Anema, Keith Chan, Yalin Chen, Sheri Weiser, Julio S. G. Montaner, and Robert S. Hogg

    Shamba Maisha: Pilot Agricultural Intervention for Food Security and HIV Health Outcomes in Kenya: Design, Methods, Baseline Results and Process Evaluation of a Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial

    Craig R. Cohen, Rachel L. Steinfeld, Elly Weke, Elizabeth A. Bukusi, Abigail M. Hatcher, Stephen Shiboski, Richard Rheingans, Kate M. Scow, Lisa M. Butler, Phelgona Otieno, Shari L. Dworkin, and Sheri D. Weiser

    Challenges of Diabetes Self-Management in Adults Affected by Food Insecurity in a Large Urban Centre of Ontario, Canada

    Justine Chan, Margaret DeMelo, Jacqui Gingras, and Enza Gucciardi

    Children’s Very Low Food Security Is Associated with Increased Dietary Intakes in Energy, Fat, and Added Sugar Among Mexican-Origin Children (6-11 Y) in Texas Border Colonias

    Joseph R. Sharkey, Courtney Nalty, Cassandra M. Johnson, and Wesley R. Dean

    Obesity Prevention and National Food Security: A Food Systems Approach

    Lila Finney Rutten, Amy Lazarus Yaroch, Heather Patrick, and Mary Story

    Food Sovereignty: Power, Gender, and the Right to Food

    Rajeev C. Patel

    Big Food, Food Systems, and Global Health

    David Stuckler and Marion Nestle


    Areej Hassan, MD, MPH, is an attending in the Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. She completed her residency training in Pediatrics at Brown University before her fellowship at BCH. In addition to primary care, Dr.Hassan focuses her clinical interests on reproductive endocrinology and global health. She also maintains an active role in medical education and has particular interest in building and developing innovative teaching tools through open educational resources. She currently teaches, consults, and is involved in pediatric and adolescent curricula development at multiple sites abroad in Central America and Southeast Asia.