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Food Insecurity Research Symposium: Agenda and Presentations

October 17-19, 2012
University of Missouri

Wednesday, October 17

Keynote Presentation: Patricia Allen, Marylhurst University and University of California, Serving food justice: articulating analysis and action

[Suggested Citation: Allen, P. (October 2012). Serving food justice: articulating analysis and action. Invited presentation at the University of Missouri Symposium, Food Insecurity: Assessing Disparities, Consequences, and Policies, Columbia, MO.]

Thursday, October 18

Panel I – Means: Research using variables related to food access, availability, distribution, and affordability affecting food insecurity.

Adam Rabinowitz, University of Connecticut, Community Food Security in Connecticut: A Town Level Assessment

[Suggested Citation: Rabinowitz, A. (October 2012). Community Food Security in Connecticut: A Town Level Assessment. Invited presentation at the University of Missouri Symposium, Food Insecurity: Assessing Disparities, Consequences, and Policies, Columbia, MO.]

Michele Ver Ploeg, U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Measures of Food Access: Which Measures and What Do They Tell Us?

[Suggested Citation: Ver Ploeg, M. (October 2012). National Measures of Food Access: Which Measures and What Do They Tell Us? Invited presentation at the University of Missouri Symposium, Food Insecurity: Assessing Disparities, Consequences, and Policies, Columbia, MO.]

Bruce Weber, Oregon State University, Understanding Food Insecurity at the State and Local Level

[Suggested Citation: Weber, B., Edwards, M., and Wall, C. (October 2012). Understanding Food Insecurity at the State and Local Level. Invited presentation at the University of Missouri Symposium, Food Insecurity: Assessing Disparities, Consequences, and Policies, Columbia, MO.]

Panel II – Outcomes: Research using variables related to physical and mental health, economic costs, educational attainment, and other social, economic, and physical consequences of food insecurity.

Darcy Freedman, University of South Carolina, Community, Economic, and Health Development Outcomes Related to Food Security

[Suggested Citation: Freedman, D. (October 2012). Community, Economic, and Health Development Outcomes Related to Food Security. Invited presentation at the University of Missouri Symposium, Food Insecurity: Assessing Disparities, Consequences, and Policies, Columbia, MO.]

David Holben, Ohio University, Food Insecurity and Health Related Outcomes

[Suggested Citation: Holben, D. (October 2012). Food Insecurity and Health Related Outcomes. Invited presentation at the University of Missouri Symposium, Food Insecurity: Assessing Disparities, Consequences, and Policies, Columbia, MO.]

Chery Smith, University of Minnesota, Physical and Mental Health Consequences of Food Insecurity

[Suggested Citation: Smith, C. (October 2012). Physical and Mental Health Consequences of Food Insecurity. Invited presentation at the University of Missouri Symposium, Food Insecurity: Assessing Disparities, Consequences, and Policies, Columbia, MO.]

Panel III – Program and Policy Context: Research related to how data is used in the creation, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of impacts of public and private sector policies/programs related to food insecurity

Heather Hartline-Grafton, Food Research and Action Center, Anti-Hunger Advocacy and Food Insecurity Research

[Suggested Citation: Hartline-Grafton, H. (October 2012). Anti-Hunger Advocacy and Food Insecurity Research. Invited presentation at the University of Missouri Symposium, Food Insecurity: Assessing Disparities, Consequences, and Policies, Columbia, MO.]

Beth Low, Kansas City Healthy Kids and KC Food Policy Council

Parke Wilde, Tufts University, Program and Policy Context – Food Insecurity: Assessing Disparities, Consequences, and Policies

[Working version. Not for citation. Please see the forthcoming book, Food Policy in the United States, an Introduction.]

Panel IV – Using Data in Public Programs: Community and agency leaders talk about how data is used, what data is missing, and what tools may be helpful in communities working to address food security disparities. 

Kara Lubischer, St. Louis Healthy Corner Store Initiative, University of Missouri Extension, Meet me in St. Louis (County?)

[Suggested Citation: Lubischer, K. (October 2012). Meet me in St. Louis (County?). Invited presentation at the University of Missouri Symposium, Food Insecurity: Assessing Disparities, Consequences, and Policies, Columbia, MO.]

Robert Ojeda, Community Food Resource Center, Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, Using Data in Public Programs

[Suggested Citation: Ojeda, R. (October 2012). Using Data in Public Programs. Invited presentation at the University of Missouri Symposium, Food Insecurity: Assessing Disparities, Consequences, and Policies, Columbia, MO.]

LaDonna Redmond, Food and Justice Program, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, Food Insecurity to Food Justice: Cultivating an agenda for change

[Suggested Citation: Redmond, L. (October 2012). Food Insecurity to Food Justice: Cultivating an agenda for change. Invited presentation at the University of Missouri Symposium, Food Insecurity: Assessing Disparities, Consequences, and Policies, Columbia, MO.]

Keynote Presentation: David Holben, Ohio University, Food Insecurity and Health Outcomes…Does Food Access Really Make a Difference?

[Suggested Citation: Holben, D. (October 2012). Food Insecurity and Health Related Outcomes…Does Food Access Really Make a Difference?. Invited presentation at the University of Missouri Symposium, Food Insecurity: Assessing Disparities, Consequences, and Policies, Columbia, MO.]

The symposium was funded by Mizzou Advantage and the Chancellor’s Fund for Excellence.

Speaker biographies can be found here.