Navigation Links
Recession's bite: Nearly 4 million Californians struggled to put food on table during downturn
Date:7/9/2012

An estimated 3.8 million California adults particularly those in households with children, as well as low-income Latinos could not afford to put adequate food on the table during the recent recession, according to a new policy brief by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.

In 2009, about one in six low-income Californians had "very low food security," which describes multiple instances in which people had to cut their food intake and experienced hunger, according to the study, which is based on data from the California Health Interview Survey. This is double the one-in-12 figure from 2001.

Food insecurity skyrocketed during the "Great Recession" of 2007󈝵, when California's unemployment rate increased from 5 percent in 2007 to 11 percent in 2009. In addition, inflation-adjusted median household income decreased by nearly 5 percent from 2009 to 2010, the largest decline on record, the study's authors noted.

As California continues to struggle with a lethargic economic recovery, the authors noted that many families may still be struggling.

"With the economy still in a slump, many families are grappling with difficult choices: 'Do I pay the bills or buy food to feed my children?'", said study co-author Gail Harrison, a faculty associate at the Center for Health Policy Research and a professor at UCLA's Fielding School of Public Health. "In a state that is the nation's breadbasket, it's sad to see that so many people don't know where their next meal is coming from."

Struggling households are not alone in facing difficult food choices. This week, the House Agriculture Committee holds hearings on the farm bill, which funds the nation's largest anti-hunger program. In June, the Senate passed its version of the farm bill and made $4.5 billion in cuts to food stamp benefits.

"Congress can help families avoid food insecurity by maintaining an adequate and resilient safety net," said Matthew Sharp
'/>"/>

Contact: Gwen Driscoll
gdriscoll@ucla.edu
310-794-0930
University of California - Los Angeles
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Lung changes are present in nearly half of ACPA positive RA patients at disease onset
2. Clemson professor awarded nearly $600,000 4-year grant to study language of plants
3. Southeast program to fight diabetes awarded nearly $10 million by HHS
4. Psychiatric Patients Often Wait Nearly 12 Hours in ER
5. Nearly 1 in 4 grandparents store prescription medicines where children can easily find them
6. TMC institutions get $20 million renewal grant for translational medicine center
7. Tufts Medical Center researchers receive $10 million NIH grant to test blood clot prevention drug
8. 5 Million Test Tube Babies Born to Date
9. Taxman Foundation pledges $2.5 million to boost training of digestive disease experts
10. Jaeckle Fleischmann Environmental Attorneys Recover Additional $5 Million for Solvent Chemical
11. 40 Million Americans Addicted to Cigarettes, Alcohol or Drugs
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/17/2014)... December 17, 2014 Dr. Myo Nwe is ... Loss Diet of the Future” and co-founder of the Ace ... book, Dr. Nwe takes a broad look at the industry ... up under scientific scrutiny. On film and in television shows, ... mostly toward the social aspects and played for basic laughs, ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... WI (PRWEB) December 17, 2014 In ... Administrators and its Argus Claim Review division have ... of the most common ways savings are achieved on ... (TPA) attributes millions of dollars in savings to Argus ... in 2013. , As explained by Tom Doney, Cypress ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... HealthDay Reporter , TUESDAY, Dec. ... diseases, one worrisome phenomenon is when an illness that originated ... known as zoonosis -- is not uncommon and keeps researchers ... animal-borne disease might make inroads into the human population. ... and the culprits in this case were guinea pigs. More ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... HealthDay Reporter , TUESDAY, Dec. 16, 2014 (HealthDay ... health, but a growing body of evidence shows the ancient ... In fact, the benefits were similar to those of ... Chu, a doctoral candidate at Harvard University,s Health Policy Program ... that people randomly assigned to take yoga classes saw improvements ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... December 15, 2014 Main Street Dental ... is weighing in on a new study providing evidence ... the oral hygiene of children. , Sufficient enough evidence ... such as pop or juice drinks, with the onset ... however, is whether drinks listed as 100% fruit juice, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Obesity Should Not Be a Hollywood Punchline, Weight Loss Doc Says 2Health News:Out-of-Network & Medical Necessity Reviews among Top Ways TPA Identifies Significant Medical Claim Savings 2Health News:Guinea Pigs Can Be Source of Serious Strep Infection 2Health News:Guinea Pigs Can Be Source of Serious Strep Infection 3Health News:Yoga May Cut Heart Disease Risk Factors 2Health News:Yoga May Cut Heart Disease Risk Factors 3Health News:Main Street Dental Team, Unionville’s Most Innovative Dental Clinic, Comments on New Study Relating Pure Fruit Juice to Poor Oral Hygiene 2
... ,Long shifts done by doctors in the hospitals results// in ... and well-trained doctors. ,An U.S study by Harvard ... long shifts without rest have an increased risk (300 per ... be prevented. ,The study was based on ...
... Here is a new dilemma for parents who have ... claim that having younger siblings could// actually raise the chances of ... decreases in the chronological order of the children in the family. ... from Sweden that looked into case sheets of over 13,600 brain ...
... being called a novel finding, researchers using brain scans ... sensory conversion disorder, better known as// hysteria. The study’s ... an unexplained neurological disorder in which a patient complains ... with them. ,The study involved three ...
... with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may improve their memory ... study shows that the majority of patients// with OSA, ... performance after 3 months of optimal CPAP use. The ... CPAP adherence. Patients who used CPAP for at least ...
... to a report, San Mateo Seniors quarantine 3 more medical ... reported more this year than the// past. ,San ... outbreak, which has already sickened dozens of people in a ... ill. The doctors added that the outbreak is being ...
... experimental antiretroviral drug designated "MK-0518" rapidly achieves sharp reductions ... the prospect of single-//drug treatment for patients with HIV ... out by further studies, "MK-0518 should clearly be a ... persons infected with HIV-1," concludes the new study, led ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Memory Improves After Sleep Apnea Therapy 2Health News:Quarantine Hits 3 More Hospitals In San Mateo 2Health News:New Drug Offers Promise as Single Treatment for HIV 2
(Date:12/15/2014)... -- Colorado and Washington State are not ... Oregon , Alaska , ... the November 2014 elections. Photo - ... The benefits of legalizing cannabis are manifold. There ... increased tax revenue for state and local governments, in addition ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... , Dec. 15, 2014   DaVita HealthCare ... of the nation,s largest and most innovative health ... business units, DaVita Clinical Research  (DCR) and  HealthCare ... further expand its extensive clinical research and data ... disease (CKD) and end-stage renal disease (ESRD), as ...
(Date:12/13/2014)... Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/2r6bmg/drug_injection ... "Drug Injection Devices to 2020" report to ... As new drugs become available ... health conditions, drug developers have increasingly pursued packaging ... and increase the efficiency and reliability with which ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:CannaInsider.com Estimates 200,000 New Jobs in the Cannabis Industry by 2015 2DaVita Clinical Research and HealthCare Partners Clinical Research to Merge and Expand Clinical Trials and Data Analytics Capabilities 2DaVita Clinical Research and HealthCare Partners Clinical Research to Merge and Expand Clinical Trials and Data Analytics Capabilities 3DaVita Clinical Research and HealthCare Partners Clinical Research to Merge and Expand Clinical Trials and Data Analytics Capabilities 4Drug Injection Devices to 2020 2Drug Injection Devices to 2020 3Drug Injection Devices to 2020 4
Medtronic Ophthalmics offers a comprehensive selection of corneal trephine,blades and handles. Handcrafted, sharp, uniform blade edges promote a,symetrical and vertical cut of all corneal layers....
Medtronic Ophthalmics offers a comprehensive selection of corneal trephine,blades and handles. Handcrafted, sharp, uniform blade edges promote a,symetrical and vertical cut of all corneal layers....
Medtronic Ophthalmics offers a comprehensive selection of corneal trephine,blades and handles. Handcrafted, sharp, uniform blade edges promote a,symetrical and vertical cut of all corneal layers....
Each handle is designed to fit a specific trephine size....
Medicine Products: