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How do protein affect health? Insight on the benefits and consequences of protein dietary on health

Description: Poster presentation for the 2012 University Scholars Day at the University of North Texas discussing research on how protein affects health and insight on the benefits and consequences of protein dietary on health.
This item is restricted from view until April 19, 2014.
Date: April 19, 2012
Creator: Kouchade, Bissilola & Eve, Susan Brown
Partner: UNT Honors College
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Overlapping geographic clusters of food security and health: Where do social determinants and health outcomes converge in the U.S?

Description: This article identifies geographic clusters of food insecurity and health across U.S. counties to identify potential shared mechanisms for geographic disparities in health and food insecurity.
Date: June 14, 2018
Creator: Leonard, Tammy; Hughes, Amy; Donegan, Connor; Santillan, Alejandro & Pruitt, Sandi L.
Partner: UNT College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
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Freedom from Hunger: An Achievable Goal for the United States of America

Description: To identify solutions to hunger, Congress created the bipartisan National Commission on Hunger “to provide policy recommendations to Congress and the USDA Secretary to more effectively use existing programs and funds of the Department of Agriculture to combat domestic hunger and food insecurity.” This report is based on the commission members’ full agreement that hunger cannot be solved by food alone, nor by government efforts alone. The solutions to hunger require a stronger economy, robust community engagement, corporate partnerships, and greater personal responsibility, as well as strong government programs.
Date: 2015
Creator: National Commision on Hunger
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Overlapping geographic clusters of food security and health: Where do social determinants and health outcomes converge in the U.S?

Description: Article describes study which identified overlapping geographic clusters of food insecurity and health across U.S. counties to identify potential shared mechanisms for geographic disparities in health and food insecurity.
Date: June 30, 2018
Creator: Leonard, Tammy; Hughes, Amy E.; Donegan, Connor; Santillan, Alejandro & Pruitt, Sandi L.
Partner: UNT College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
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Who is Food Insecure? Implications for Targeted Recruitment and Outreach, National health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2005-2010

Description: This article characterizes differences in health among people receiving different types of food assistance and summarizes strategies for targeted recruitment and outreach of various food insecure populations.
Date: October 2016
Creator: Pruitt, Sandi L.; Leonard, Tammy; Xuan, Lei; Amory, Richard; Higashi, Robin T.; Nguyen, Oanh Kieu et al.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

National Commission on Hunger

Description: This website describes the history and activities of the National Commission on Hunger in the United States, created in 2014 by legislative mandate. It includes documentation and a final report that addresses the Commission's goal to address issues of food insecurity and to provide resources for those who need them while reducing the need for government nutrition assistance programs.
Date: 2014
Creator: National Commission on Hunger
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Gender in Climate Policy and Climate Finance in Ghana

Description: This dissertation makes use of theoretical frameworks drawn from development theory, ecofeminism, climate science, environmental and distributive justice, and human rights to provide gender analysis of climate policy, including climate finance.The problem addressed is that climate impacts are exacerbating food insecurity that is women's responsibility in the global South. First, I use literature in climate science to detail the impacts of climate change on agriculture in Africa and show how this exacerbates women's poverty that is driven already by persistent socioeconomic inequalities and gender bias. I conclude that women as food producers are especially vulnerable to climate impacts on food security. Next, I assess international climate policy through gender analysis of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) against other United Nations (UN) gender policies, followed by gender assessment of Ghanaian climate policy. I conclude that both international and Ghanaian policy fail adequately to address gender and women's needs, despite making advances on gender-inclusion and gender-sensitivity since the turn of the century. I then present a case study in climate finance by evaluating the capacity of an Adaptation Fund Project (AFP) in northeast Ghana to meet women farmers' needs. I gather data from Project implementers and intended beneficiaries, i.e. women in village communities, using interviews and focus group discussions. I conclude that the Project is not successful in engaging women and identify reasons for this failure, including slow distribution of funds to implementers, petty corruption, and community gender biases. In the final chapter, I summarize my findings and make recommendations for policy interventions better to meet women's climate adaptation needs in order to maintain food security and avert the humanitarian crises in hunger that are already well underway in Africa.
Date: August 2019
Creator: Opoku, Emmanuela A
Partner: UNT Libraries
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