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(3B) Hunger: An Invisible Epidemic (Room: Salon D)
(Event: 2018 PA NEN & PA SNAP-Ed Conference)

May 01, 2018 9:15am - May 01, 2018 10:30am
Session Type: Presentation


Clancy Cash Harrison, RD, Healthy Living Lifestyle, LLC

Hunger is an invisible epidemic. With over 42 million food insecure Americans (13.1 million are children), hunger lurks on every corner and has been growing more rapidly in the suburbs since 2007. Nearly 40% of the people who qualify for food assistance do not apply for the help they need due to the stigma associated with food assistance. Educators, regardless of specialty, work with participants struggling to feed themselves and their family. Clancy will demonstrate practical solutions that add dignity to a process that is often shamed, and will identify how effective collaboration with community partners will improve health outcomes.

Learning Objectives

  1. After this presentation, the attendees should be able to describe the role of educators with food insecurity and recognize misconceptions surrounding poverty.
  2. After this presentation, attendees should be able to distinguish clients at risk for malnutrition related to food insecurity and explain the connection between food insecurity and overall health.
  3. After this presentation, attendees should be able to identify innovated solutions to fight local hunger including the use of interns.



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This material was funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
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