in studyPublished last month in JAMA Cardiology, cross-departmental researchers from the University of Michigan found that the prevalence of food insecurity among those with cardiovascular disease rose to 38.1% in 2017 to 2018 from 16.3% in 1999 to 2000. The study also found cardiovascular disease and Cardiovascular, excluding coronary artery disease, was prevalent among those who were food insecure.
Their findings are based on a sample of more than 57,500 adults participating in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). Of these, 7.9% had cardiovascular disease, and 11.8% had overall food insecurity. However, the authors were quick to note that food insecurity increased over the study period from 8.2% to 10.2% before the Great Recession of 1999 to 2006 and from 10.5% to 13.3% during the Great Recession of 2007 to 2010. The rise continued to 18.2% to 18.5 % in 2015 to 2018.
“This finding highlights the strength of the association between food insecurity and cardiovascular disease,”that “We expect … to be bidirectional in that food insecurity is likely to increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and CVD that influences the socioeconomic factors that increase the risk of food insecurity,”The researchers note.
Based on this association and the risks it indicates, researchers are calling on clinicians and the health care system to learn about the impact of social determinants of health, such as food insecurity, through screening tools.
After identification, food insecurity can be addressed through a team-based approach that includes referral to social workers, caseworkers, or state social service departments for individuals to apply for food programs.Like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps, they say.
They also urge health care providers to increase patient awareness of local or state food access programs, such as the Double Up Food Bucks Program, which allows SNAP participants to double their SNAP dollars (up to $20 per day) for fruits and vegetables and has been shown to increase Product consumption and food security.
At the upcoming FoodNavigator-USA Digital Summit – Protecting the diet for the future– November 15-17, Amy JulienD., director of development at Wholesome Wave, which works with communities to develop programs to address food insecurity and increase access to products, shares the power of programs like Double Up Food Bucks to address both food insecurity and diet-related health outcomes.
In our discussion From Recipe Production to Clinically Designed Meals and Personalized Nutrition: Integrating Nutrition into the Healthcare System in November 16 Will join Jolin Leslie Jeffersondirector of the community health program at Giant FoodAnd the And the Mark WalkerChairman of Performance Kitchen and CEO of Dugout Ventures to explore the differences and extent of food insecurity and food insecurity, how nutrition and the many social factors affect health and how innovative public-private partnerships enhance access and affordability of not just food, but healthy food.
The panel is also exploring how programs that leverage Nutrition for Health are also beneficial to business, including strategies for engaging with state and private health insurers to cover the costs of medically designed meals and healthy foods so that solutions to improve access to nutrition can be scaled up quickly and effectively.
Food as Medicine: The Western Diet Update (11 a.m. to 12:30 CST, Wednesday, November 16)
Live conversation: Is the Western diet slowly killing us? Dr. Charles Platkin,Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Food as Medicine and Distinguished Lecturer at the Center for Food Policy at Hunter College in New York City, and Elizabeth CrawfordDeputy Editor FoodNavgator- USA.
The Western diet — and the modern world, from antibiotic use to overly healthy environments — is wreaking havoc on our microbiome and metabolic system, so how can we shift consumption patterns in a healthier direction?
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PANEL: From Recipe Production to Clinically Designed Meals and Personalized Nutrition – Integrating Nutrition into the Healthcare System
Food is the central force in life – it provides us with the fuel we need to survive our days, but unfortunately it is also the number one cause of poor health in America, with an estimated 700,000 deaths annually linked to what we eat. However, food does not have to be the enemy. So how can we enhance access to and affordability of healthy food through innovative public-private partnerships that bring together retailers, manufacturers, healthcare providers, insurers, and national leaders?
- Amy Julien Director of Development health wave;
- Leslie Jefferson, Community Health Program Director, Giant food;
- Mark Walkerpresident , Performance Kitchen; And the
- Curator: Elizabeth Crawford, Deputy Editor FoodNavigator- USA
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