Illuminating and Discussing the Intersections between Hunger and Health

Illuminating Intersections: Hunger and Health is a short, public video developed by Feeding America that creatively illustrates the research and narrative regarding the intersections of food insecurity, nutrition and health.
March 31, 2015
by Jessica Hager

What if you did not know where you next meal was coming from? How would this lack of access to enough nutritious food effect your health?

As National Nutrition Month® officially comes to a close, we are excited to announce the release of a resource that can be used throughout the year to expand on this this month’s conversations. Illuminating Intersections: Hunger and Health is a short, public video developed by Feeding America that creatively illustrates the research and narrative regarding the intersections of food insecurity, nutrition and health. This conversation is complex and lengthy, and requires participation by numerous sectors. The video aims to provide a foundation for understanding these intersections while illuminating how we all are a link in the solution.

To encourage and support conversations accompanying this video, we have developed a discussion guide and toolkit that is available on HealthyFoodBankHub.org. It is geared to be used by community partners and supporters of food security, nutrition and health professionals, social workers, food banks and pantries and others interested in exploring and expanding upon solutions to addressing food insecurity and health. The guide and toolkit is comprised of:

  • Post-viewing discussion questions
  • Calls to action, specific to audiences’ skillsets and role in the community
  • Local outreach and resource opportunities
  • Additional sources and resources

Join Feeding America and the nationwide network of food banks in building healthy, strong communities. View today. Share today. Discuss today!

Together we can solve hunger while promoting health.

Jessica Hager*Jessica Hager is the Manager of Community Health and Nutrition, External Engagement at Feeding America.

Tags: Innovative Solutions to Hunger , Produce & Nutrition
 

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