PRC Seminar: "Food Security for Underrepresented Maternal and Child Health Populations"

Meg Bruening, Ph.D., Professor of Nutritional Sciences, Penn State

  • Tuesday January 31, 2023 from 12:00 pm–1:00 pm
  • 312 Biobehavioral Health Building & via Zoom
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Meg Bruening, Ph.D.

Zoom link: https://psu.zoom.us/j/99586918125

Food insecurity, or the lack of consistent access to food, is a persistent public health problem, impacting over 16 million households. Households with youth, underrepresented communities, and college students report even greater rates of food insecurity, up to three to five time the national average. Nutrition security is the consistent and equitable access to healthy, safe, and affordable foods that promote optimal health and wellbeing.  

Dr. Bruening will share her research findings from her food and nutrition security work from community and school-based settings in Arizona, some initial research she has contributed to Penn State, and some possible new directions and collaborations to promote health equity in her research with underrepresented Maternal and Child Health (MCH) populations.