Millions of Americans are at risk of food insecurity despite decades of on-going efforts to combat the issue. This book, designed as a reference handbook, delves into the historical drivers of food insecurity and presents a diverse range of voices from those who are tackling this persistent crisis.
The reference handbook explores food insecurity in the US examining various economic, social, political, and cultural factors that drive the problem. Despite on-going efforts, food insecurity remains a serious risk for millions of Americans. This book takes an historical perspective on the drivers of food insecurity and strives to incorporate a diverse range of voices on the specific topics covered in the book including urban food deserts, substance abuse impacts, nutrition education, and income inequality.
This comprehensive and authoritative one-stop resource examines the issue of food insecurity in the United States, including the various economic, social, political, and cultural factors that drive the problem.
Social welfare agencies, schools, food banks, and other organizations have all put forth efforts to combat food insecurity, but it remains a serious risk for millions of poor Americans today. Food Insecurity: A Reference Handbook examines the reasons why food insecurity remains such a longstanding problem in American society.
Beginning with a history of food insecurity from the country's origins to the present day, the book also delves into the problems and controversies related to food insecurity, such as urban food deserts, substance abuse impacts, nutrition education, and income inequality. One of the most valuable aspects of the book is that it surveys the history of food insecurity in a manner that helps the reader identify key issues in an easy-to-understand fashion. The book's Perspectives chapter presents a broad range of voices on various facets of food insecurity, providing crucial, diverse perspectives to round out the coverage and expertise of the authors.
Schanbacher, W.D., Uy, W.F., 2023. Food Insecurity: A Reference Handbook, Contemporary World Issues. Bloomsbury Publishing.