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Understanding the Social and Structural Drivers of Food and Nutrition Insecurity

September 29, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Boxes of canned food at a Food Bank

About This Webinar:

Emerging research has shown that many military families and veterans struggle to put food on the table and experience difficulty making ends meet. This issue is particularly important since food and nutrition insecurity adversely impacts family health and well-being and contributes to poor social and economic outcomes at the individual, household, and societal levels. Moreover, studies indicate that Black, Indigenous, and people of color are disproportionately at risk for insecurity.

This discussion will highlight the social and structural determinants of food and nutrition insecurity and examine strategies and approaches for improving food access and equity in military families as well as all families.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the prevalence and determinants of food and nutrition insecurity in military families
  2. Discuss potential policy and programmatic solutions to improve food and nutrition security in military families
  3. Explain what providers/practitioners can do to promote overall health and well-being in military families

Food Security in Focus

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Among our nation’s active-duty service members and their families, an estimated 24 percent are food insecure. Food insecurity adversely impacts racial/ethnic minority populations, lower-income populations, and rural and remote populations. Additionally, a rise in economic insecurity throughout the Covid-19 pandemic has contributed to increased food insecurity in vulnerable populations. Join OneOp as we focus on expanding food security for the military family and mobilizing family service professionals at federal, state, and local levels to work together on this issue.

Food Security in Focus


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Dr. Angela Odoms-Young
Associate Professor
Division of Nutritional Sciences
College of Human Ecology
Cornell University, Ithica

Angela Odoms-Young, Ph.D. (she/her/hers) is an Associate Professor and Director of the Food and Nutrition Education in Communities Program (FNEC) and New York State Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP). In 2021 she joined the Cornell faculty after spending 13 years at the University of Illinois at Chicago in the Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition.

Dr. Odoms-Young’s research explores the social and structural determinants of dietary behaviors and related health outcomes in low-income populations and Black, Indigenous, and people of color. Her work also centers on developing culturally responsive programs and policies that promote health equity, food justice, and community resilience.

Continuing Education (CE) Credit

Continuing Education

  • RDNs and NDTRs: 1.0 CPEU from the Commission on Dietetic Registration for RDNs and NDTRs
  • Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists: Programming approval for 1.0 CE credits will be obtained for Social Work, LPC, and LMFTs from the University of Texas at Austin, Steve Hicks School of Social Work. Check with your state licensing agency for reciprocity and/or credit approval if licensed for other professions or in one of the following states: CO, FL, HI, IA, KS, KY, MI, NY, ND, OH, OK.
  • Case Managers:  Case Management Continuing Education Credits from the Commission for Case Manager Certification are no longer available for this webinar. However, please click the button above to complete an evaluation to give us your feedback.
  • Certified Family Life Educators: 1.0 CE credit by National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) for CFLEs
  • Certificate of Completion

Event Materials

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September 29, 2022
11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
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