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dc.contributor.advisorBall, Stephen D. (Stephen Daniel)eng
dc.contributor.authorRaedeke, Maurine A., 1966-eng
dc.coverage.spatialUnited Stateseng
dc.date.issued2007eng
dc.date.submitted2007 Springeng
dc.descriptionThe entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on October 9, 2007)eng
dc.descriptionVita.eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph. D.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2007.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Nutrition area program.eng
dc.description.abstractThis research examines the relationship between food security and nutrition and health of food pantry participants. In this cross-sectional study, food security and self-reported health information were collected in face-to-face interviews with 1,314 food pantry participants in 58 different pantry locations in central and northeast Missouri. A subset of 928 frequent pantry users was used in this research. Results suggest that food security was not predictive of gardening or hunting/fishing. For each point increase on the food security scale, there was a .564 decrease in total fruit and vegetable intake. Body mass index (BMI) was not predictive of food security. As food insecurity increased, the odds of having diabetes, hypertension or hypercholesterolemia increased. Food pantries offer a unique setting in which nutrition professionals can become involved in improving the health of a vulnerable, and often overlooked, population.eng
dc.identifier.merlinb60061662eng
dc.identifier.oclc173843328eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/4839
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/4839eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.subject.lcshNutritioneng
dc.subject.lcshFood banks -- Surveyseng
dc.subject.lcshFood supplyeng
dc.subject.lcshFood reliefeng
dc.subject.lcshPovertyeng
dc.subject.lcshHungereng
dc.titleFood security, nutrition and health of food pantry participantseng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineNutrition area program (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.namePh. D.eng


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