Navigation Links
New SMU-North Texas food bank study to analyze causes of hunger in North Texas
Date:1/15/2013

DALLAS (SMU) Economics researchers at SMU will analyze the roles social networks and isolation play in fighting hunger in North Texas. A $120,000 grant from the North Texas Food Bank is funding the research.

Recent studies have examined the role of income and assets in fighting hunger or food insecurity, but have found that household economic resources are not the only factor contributing to food insecurity, says Thomas B. Fomby, SMU professor of economics and director of the Richard B. Johnson Center for Economic Studies.

According the U.S. Department of Agriculture, about one in six U.S. households are affected by food insecurity, meaning not enough food at all times to sustain active, healthy lives for all family members.

Fomby and Daniel Millimet, SMU professor of economics, are conducting the study.

"This study will analyze the role of other factors causing food insecurity, such as urban or rural settings, access to nutrition assistance programs, access to inexpensive groceries, family support and social stigma," Fomby says.

According to statistics from the Texas Hunger Initiative, 27 percent of food-insecure residents in Dallas County are ineligible for most nutrition assistance programs because their incomes exceed the poverty level. In contrast, 56 percent of households with children and an income below the poverty level were not food insecure.

"With this research, we expect to better understand the causes of food insecurity in North Texas and improve the assessment of at-risk households," Fomby says.

SMU and the North Texas Food Bank recently formed a partnership, "Stampede Against Hunger," to build on SMU's strong support for NTFB, connecting campus groups already working with the food bank, as well as encouraging new types of participation for the campus and alumni community.

SMU support for the food bank has ranged from traditional food drives and volunteer work in the NTFB
'/>"/>

Contact: Nancy George
ngeorge@smu.edu
214-768-7674
Southern Methodist University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Inhaled Steroids Lead to Big Drop in Asthma Deaths at Texas Hospital: Study
2. Texas Back Institute Becomes Official Spine Specialist for FC Dallas and the Frisco RoughRiders
3. Ordinary chickens may be extraordinary in fighting cancer, says Texas A&M researcher
4. University of Texas Medical Branch to study hospital readmission
5. Texas A&M biologists prove ZOLOFT packs potential to fight fungal meningitis
6. North Texas Cities to Start West Nile Spraying Thursday
7. Guys, take note: Male birth control pill may be ready soon, says Texas A&M professor
8. Semi Truck Accident Victims Center Urges Innocent Victims Of A Semi Truck Accident In Texas Or Their Family Members To Call Them For The Names If The Best Law Firms
9. SA4i Congratulates Dr. Brad Patt in Houston: Texas “Super Doctor” for Seventh Consecutive Year
10. 2 UT Southwestern scientists honored as rising stars in Texas research
11. King Hearing Center Celebrates 25 Years in Same Location as Provider of Hearing Aids in Lubbock, Texas; Announces New Award-Winning Video
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/2/2015)... June 02, 2015 Glidewell Laboratories, ... announced today that the new issue of Chairside® ... print and online. The digital edition of the ... as past issues of the dental laboratory’s magazine, ... and smartphone platforms by visiting http://www.chairsidemagazine.com . ...
(Date:6/2/2015)... New Jersey (PRWEB) June 02, 2015 ... Jersey’s largest nonprofit provider of home health care, ... of its President and CEO, Steve Landers, MD, ... (VNAA) Board of Directors. , VNAA is ... supports, promotes and advances mission driven, nonprofit providers ...
(Date:6/2/2015)... June 02, 2015 Residents of Monarch ... walk…or swim, take a fitness class, do yoga, play ... In preparation for the Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to ... staff will take part in a challenge to exercise ... Monarch Landing’s management company. , While the walk will ...
(Date:6/2/2015)... 2015 Mercy Health (formerly Catholic Health ... Kentucky – has devoted the seventh of its monthly ... cancer prevention. One in five Americans will get skin ... YouTube channel, a Mercy Health expert addresses these skin ... causes of skin cancer? ,     What are the ...
(Date:6/2/2015)... Consumer Reports, the world’s largest ... its commitment to help wipe out antibiotic-resistant bacteria ... antibiotics sicken about 2.25 million Americans each year ... Disease Control and Prevention. , The initiative kicks ... Tellado participating in the White House Forum on ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Glidewell Laboratories Releases New Issue of Restorative Dentistry Magazine Chairside in Print and Online 2Health News:Glidewell Laboratories Releases New Issue of Restorative Dentistry Magazine Chairside in Print and Online 3Health News:Steve Landers, MD, MPH, President and CEO of VNA Health Group Appointed to VNAA Board of Directors 2Health News:Steve Landers, MD, MPH, President and CEO of VNA Health Group Appointed to VNAA Board of Directors 3Health News:Monarch Landing Takes 60-Day Exercise Challenge to Combat Alzheimer’s 2Health News:Monarch Landing Takes 60-Day Exercise Challenge to Combat Alzheimer’s 3Health News:Video provides helpful information about skin cancer prevention 2Health News:Consumer Reports Aims to Stop the Spread of Superbugs 2Health News:Consumer Reports Aims to Stop the Spread of Superbugs 3
... mobile technology for global health also launched at GSM conference ... ... 17, 2009 -- Three of the world,s leading foundations involved ... United Nations Foundation and The Vodafone Foundation--announced today at GSMA,s ...
... Group Net LLC, a company dedicated to getting pharmaceutical companies more ... has released its 2008 savings results for the YourRxCard free prescription ... 2009 and recent accomplishments from www.PatientAssistance.com , privately funded by ... ...
... Treating NSCLC, Says Report in "The Oncologist"DURHAM, N.C., ... histology, improves treatment decisions that may lead to ... cancer (NSCLC), the most common type of lung ... issue of "The Oncologist."(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080627/CLF051LOGO ...
... Dr. John S. Findley, president of the ... today for introducing a federal bill aimed at ... where teeth can become blackened, stained, rotting and ... Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) introduced the bill on ...
... researchers say , , MONDAY, Feb. 16 (HealthDay News) -- People ... to develop Parkinson,s disease, a new study finds. , While ... have shown that people with Parkinson,s diseases are at greater ... member with melanoma, they may be at risk for Parkinson,s ...
... New research has shown that 78 percent of ... resources to maximize growth potential for post-launch activities. As ... physicians, finding the right way to time, build and ... products success and company profit levels. Many organizations wonder ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Leading Foundations to Form mHealth Alliance 2Health News:Leading Foundations to Form mHealth Alliance 3Health News:Leading Foundations to Form mHealth Alliance 4Health News:Patient Savings on Prescription Drugs Reach Record High for 2008, Goal Announced for 2009 2Health News:Patient Savings on Prescription Drugs Reach Record High for 2008, Goal Announced for 2009 3Health News:Patient Savings on Prescription Drugs Reach Record High for 2008, Goal Announced for 2009 4Health News:Patient Savings on Prescription Drugs Reach Record High for 2008, Goal Announced for 2009 5Health News:Patient Savings on Prescription Drugs Reach Record High for 2008, Goal Announced for 2009 6Health News:Lung Cancer Microscopic Appearance Affects Response to Chemotherapy 2Health News:Lung Cancer Microscopic Appearance Affects Response to Chemotherapy 3Health News:American Dental Association Applauds Legislators for Introducing 'Meth Mouth' Bill 2Health News:Family History of Melanoma Doubles Parkinson's Risk 2Health News:New Study Shares Benchmarks for Medical Science Liaisons: Gaining Access and Forging Relationships with Key Opinion Leaders 2
(Date:6/2/2015)... June 2, 2015 The Canadian Society for Vascular ... tests, treatments or procedures that are commonly ordered ... part of Choosing Wisely Canada.  The list identifies ... conversations between patients and physicians about what care ... for Vascular Surgery,s list identified the following five ...
(Date:6/2/2015)... FORT WORTH, Texas , June 2, 2015 ... simulation market report defines and segments the concerned ... market was valued at $261.8 million in 2014, ... 2019, at a CAGR of 19.3% from 2014 ... of North America Mannequin-Based Simulation Market for an ...
(Date:6/2/2015)... Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/g5r2nj/surgical_incision ) has announced ... Strategic Business Report" report to their offering. ... Canada , Japan , ... Latin America , and Rest of World. ... Closures in US$ Million by the following Product Segments: Stapler ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:As part of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign the Canadian Society for Vascular Surgery releases list of commonly used tests and treatments to question 2As part of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign the Canadian Society for Vascular Surgery releases list of commonly used tests and treatments to question 3As part of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign the Canadian Society for Vascular Surgery releases list of commonly used tests and treatments to question 4North America Mannequin-Based Simulation Market is Expected to Reach $632.5 Million by 2019, at a CAGR of 19.3% From 2014 to 2019 2North America Mannequin-Based Simulation Market is Expected to Reach $632.5 Million by 2019, at a CAGR of 19.3% From 2014 to 2019 3Surgical Incision Closures - Global Strategic Business Report 2015 2
... is a solid solution for ... package includes the Vibratome Plus, ... blocks, v-block adapter, specimen mounts ... stage assembly for ease in ...
... Vibratome Semi-Automatic Tissue Sectioning System has maintained ... sectioning system. Researchers from around the globe ... for their fresh and fresh fixed tissue ... With the Vibratome Automatic Tissue Sectioning ...
... The NEW Vibratome 3000 Plus Sectioning ... fresh or fixed, animal, or plant tissues. ... principle which allows sectioning without freezing or ... alteration of morphology, the destruction of enzyme ...
... NEW Vibratome 3000 Plus Sectioning System provides ... fixed, animal, or plant tissues. The ... allows sectioning without freezing or embedding. ... morphology, the destruction of enzyme activities, and ...
Medicine Products: