The Paradox of Food Insecurity and Obesity in the United States
Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 4070, 4080, 5370, 8010; Level 2
Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 3.3.2, 6.2.5, 8.3.6, 12.1.1
This continuing education course describes food insecurity and obesity in the United States as social problems and explores the relationship between food insecurity and obesity, mediators of the relationship, possible mechanisms to explain how food insecurity causes obesity, existing interventions, and future actions to address food insecurity.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be better able to:
- Define food insecurity and obesity.
- Describe the relationship between food insecurity and obesity and identify three of the populations that are most affected.
- Identify at least one cause of food insecurity, how food insecurity causes obesity, and moderators of the relationship.
- Describe recommended short-term and long-term interventions for food insecurity.
Christina Thi, MPH, RD, is a public health dietitian who works on obesity prevention in Austin, Texas.
The author has no relevant disclosures to report regarding this program. She has certified that no conflict of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.
- 2.00 CDR