Food, Hunger, and Nutrition Partnership: An Interdisciplinary, Community-Centered Model

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163214
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Food, Hunger, and Nutrition Partnership: An Interdisciplinary, Community-Centered Model
Author(s):
Martins, Diane C.; Padula, Cynthia A.; Fey-Yensan, Nancy; Clark, Phillip G.; Gorman, Kathleen; Keeney, Lorraine
Author Details:
Diane C. Martins, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor, Community Health Nursing, University of Rhode Island College of Nursing, Kingston, Rhode Island, USA, email: dcmartins@uri.edu; Cynthia A. Padula, PhD, RN; Nancy Fey-Yensan, PhD, RD; Phillip G. Clark, ScD; Kathleen Gorman, PhD; Lorraine Keeney, B.A.
Abstract:
Purpose: To explore the academic training, research, outreach and service-learning activities needed for undergraduate and graduate students and faculty from a variety of disciplines to address food, hunger and nutrition. To develop comprehensive, meaningful solutions to food insecurity for Rhode Island's diverse, low-income populations. Background: 11% of all US households lack the necessary resources to access nutritionally adequate and safe foods. Close to 44, 000 Rhode Island (RI) residents rely on the complex network of food pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters to feed themselves and their families every month. Hunger, food insecurity, and poor nutrition outcomes are integrally linked with poverty as well as the complex cultural, political, social, medical, and environmental factors that shape food availability and intake. Methods (Design, Participants, Setting, Data Collection, Analytic approach): A Food, Hunger, and Nutrition (FHN) Partnership was developed based on an interdisciplinary, community-centered model. In concert with a wide array of community agencies, programs, and citizens, the FHN Partnership is working toward developing comprehensive, meaningful solutions to food insecurity for Rhode Island's diverse, low-income populations. Results: Accomplishments to date include: co-sponsoring an Honors Colloquium, "Food & Human Rights", development of interdisciplinary seminar with participation in a national and statewide hunger survey as an experiential learning component; integration into numerous service learning activities for undergraduate students; support for graduate assistants from various disciplines to work with inter-disciplinary faculty; funding undergraduates' participation in research projects; establishment of mutually beneficial relationships with community organizations, including the leading organization serving the homeless in RI and the RI Food Bank; extensive outreach; leadership in public policy issues. Conclusions and Implications: As an inter-disciplinary and community-centered approach, the Food, Hunger, and Nutrition Partnership at the University of Rhode Island represents the type of model that is critically needed to successfully address the complex challenges associated with research, education and practice in low income populations experiencing poverty, food insecurity, and hunger in the United States.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Name:
18th Annual Scientific Sessions
Conference Host:
Eastern Nursing Research Society
Conference Location:
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Description:
�New Momentum for Nursing Research: Multidisciplinary Alliances�, held on April 20th -22nd at the Hilton in Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleFood, Hunger, and Nutrition Partnership: An Interdisciplinary, Community-Centered Modelen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMartins, Diane C.en_US
dc.contributor.authorPadula, Cynthia A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorFey-Yensan, Nancyen_US
dc.contributor.authorClark, Phillip G.en_US
dc.contributor.authorGorman, Kathleenen_US
dc.contributor.authorKeeney, Lorraineen_US
dc.author.detailsDiane C. Martins, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor, Community Health Nursing, University of Rhode Island College of Nursing, Kingston, Rhode Island, USA, email: dcmartins@uri.edu; Cynthia A. Padula, PhD, RN; Nancy Fey-Yensan, PhD, RD; Phillip G. Clark, ScD; Kathleen Gorman, PhD; Lorraine Keeney, B.A.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163214-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: To explore the academic training, research, outreach and service-learning activities needed for undergraduate and graduate students and faculty from a variety of disciplines to address food, hunger and nutrition. To develop comprehensive, meaningful solutions to food insecurity for Rhode Island's diverse, low-income populations. Background: 11% of all US households lack the necessary resources to access nutritionally adequate and safe foods. Close to 44, 000 Rhode Island (RI) residents rely on the complex network of food pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters to feed themselves and their families every month. Hunger, food insecurity, and poor nutrition outcomes are integrally linked with poverty as well as the complex cultural, political, social, medical, and environmental factors that shape food availability and intake. Methods (Design, Participants, Setting, Data Collection, Analytic approach): A Food, Hunger, and Nutrition (FHN) Partnership was developed based on an interdisciplinary, community-centered model. In concert with a wide array of community agencies, programs, and citizens, the FHN Partnership is working toward developing comprehensive, meaningful solutions to food insecurity for Rhode Island's diverse, low-income populations. Results: Accomplishments to date include: co-sponsoring an Honors Colloquium, "Food & Human Rights", development of interdisciplinary seminar with participation in a national and statewide hunger survey as an experiential learning component; integration into numerous service learning activities for undergraduate students; support for graduate assistants from various disciplines to work with inter-disciplinary faculty; funding undergraduates' participation in research projects; establishment of mutually beneficial relationships with community organizations, including the leading organization serving the homeless in RI and the RI Food Bank; extensive outreach; leadership in public policy issues. Conclusions and Implications: As an inter-disciplinary and community-centered approach, the Food, Hunger, and Nutrition Partnership at the University of Rhode Island represents the type of model that is critically needed to successfully address the complex challenges associated with research, education and practice in low income populations experiencing poverty, food insecurity, and hunger in the United States.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:03:27Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:03:27Z-
dc.conference.date2006en_US
dc.conference.name18th Annual Scientific Sessionsen_US
dc.conference.hostEastern Nursing Research Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationCherry Hill, New Jerseyen_US
dc.description�New Momentum for Nursing Research: Multidisciplinary Alliances�, held on April 20th -22nd at the Hilton in Cherry Hill, New Jerseyen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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