Food Insecurity: A Reference Handbook (Contemporary World Issues) (Hardcover)

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Food Insecurity: A Reference Handbook (Contemporary World Issues) (Hardcover)

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This comprehensive and authoritative one-stop resource examines the issue of food insecurity in the United States, including the various economic, social, political, and cultural factors that drive the problem.

Social welfare agencies, schools, food banks, and other organizations have all put forth efforts to combat food insecurity, but it remains a serious risk for millions of poor Americans today. Food Insecurity: A Reference Handbook examines the reasons why food insecurity remains such a longstanding problem in American society.

Beginning with a history of food insecurity from the country's origins to the present day, the book also delves into the problems and controversies related to food insecurity, such as urban food deserts, substance abuse impacts, nutrition education, and income inequality. One of the most valuable aspects of the book is that it surveys the history of food insecurity in a manner that helps the reader identify key issues in an easy-to-understand fashion. The book's Perspectives chapter presents a broad range of voices on various facets of food insecurity, providing crucial, diverse perspectives to round out the coverage and expertise of the authors.
William D. Schanbacher is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the University of South Florida, Tampa, USA. Whitney Fung Uy is a PhD graduate from the University of South Florida College of Public Health in Tampa, FL, USA.
Product Details ISBN: 9781440878398
ISBN-10: 1440878390
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication Date: September 21st, 2023
Pages: 440
Language: English
Series: Contemporary World Issues (Hardcover)