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Rocky Mountain Short Takes on Suicide Prevention:
Food insecurity as “nutritional functioning” with Dr. Diana Brostow

15 May 2019

This week, Adam interviews Dr. Diana Brostow, a Research Nutritionist at the Rocky Mountain MIRECC, about her work in food insecurity. She shares how our understanding of food insecurity is changing: It cannot be seen as strictly a poverty issue, i.e. “no money = no food = hunger”, but instead is a complex problem, shaped by social, psychological, cultural, and environmental forces. Diana shares her research findings on nutrition and mental health, explains how she is reframing food insecurity as “nutritional functioning”, and outlines future directions for this line of investigation.

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Learn more about Dr. Diana Brostow

Learn more about nutrition assistance programs:
https://www.fns.usda.gov/programs

Learn more about how psychological stress interacts with food insecurity:
https://hungerandhealth.feedingamerica.org/understand-food-insecurity/hunger-health-101/

Learn more about food insecurity in Veterans and Active Duty Military:
https://www.eatrightpro.org/advocacy/legislation/all-legislation/food-security-veterans
https://www.feedingamerica.org/hunger-blog/fighting-for-veterans-1

 

 

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