Food Insecurity Among Older Adults
Food insecurity is a problem for people across the lifespan, and it has been exacerbated by COVID-19. In this podcast Jennifer Mandelbaum discusses identifying and addressing food insecurity in older adults, a topic she addresses in an upcoming editorial in the Southern Medical Journal.
Healthcare providers of all specialties may benefit from the information presented.
Food insecurity is a problem for people across the lifespan, and it has been exacerbated by COVID-19. Adults facing food insecurity often reduce the variety of their diet and tend to consume a few low-cost, energy-dense, and nutritionally poor foods to maintain caloric intake, and this puts them at an increased risk for a variety of adverse health outcomes, including diabetes, pulmonary diseases, cardiovascular diseases, and obesity. In this podcast Jennifer Mandelbaum discusses identifying and addressing food insecurity in older adults, a topic she addresses in an upcoming editorial in the Southern Medical Journal. At the conclusion of this activity, the learner should be able to:
- Recognize the different types of food insecurity among older adults.
- Determine food insecurity within the adult patient population.
- Utilize the various validated tools that screen for food insecurity.
- Understand how food insecurity has increased due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Jennifer Mandelbaum is a doctoral candidate in Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior at the University of South Carolina’s Arnold School of Public Health. Jennifer’s scholarship aims to better understand how evidence-based research on chronic disease prevention is translated equitably into public health practice.
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