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Nutrition and Food Security

About This Series

Among our nation’s active-duty service members and their families, an estimated 24 percent are food insecure. Nutrition and food security is a multifaceted issue that requires a collaborative response.  This series will cover programs that address nutrition and food security as it affects service members and their families.  Join OneOp as we focus on strengthening food security among military families and mobilizing family service professionals to work together at federal, state, and local levels.

Food Security Resource Guide

Webinars in the Series

Diet Quality, the Gut Microbiome, and Health Disparities

Does dietary intake shift microbial ecology and function toward the formation of harmful microbial metabolites that contribute to cancer risk?  Recent research has discovered that dietary intake and microbes may be associated with health disparities.  Attend this webinar to learn how we can translate research into actionable interventions and future directions to make these interventions accessible to the patients we serve.

WIC at 50 Years: Honoring the Past, Nourishing the Future

For over 50 years, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) has supported income-eligible women, infants, and children from diverse backgrounds, including military families. Attend this webinar to learn about WIC’s rich history as a premiere public health program, including its role in improving maternal and child health outcomes, and hear about improvements in the WIC food packages and other innovations in the program.

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Supporting Improved Fruit and Vegetable Intake

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend the consumption of a variety of vegetables and fruits (USDA and US Department of Health and Human Services, 2020). Only 12.3% of adults consume enough fruit, even fewer, 10% meet the vegetable recommendations (Lee, et al., 2019).

Food Security: Barriers and Strategies

A good friend recently expressed exasperation at trying to provide healthy meals within a budget. She wanted to know if she should spend more money for healthy food or go the unhealthy route of prepackaged instant food that fit her budget, is high in calories and low in nutrient density?…

Looking for more Food Security content?

For more food security content, please visit the Food Security in Focus Series.  This series provides on-demand continuing education for many professionals.