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FOOD SUPPLY CHAINS, NUTRITION EDUCATION AND HEALTH OUTCOMES

Investigators
Weatherspoon, D.; Weatherspoon, Lo, J.; Miller, St, R.
Institutions
Michigan State University
Start date
2020
End date
2025
Objective
The goal is to apply theoretical and empirical economic tools to address food access, nutrition education and human health research questions, and present the findings and implications to academic peers, AgBioResearch, the private sector, policy makers, community leaders, and national and international audiences. Specific research objectives are as follows:Describe the local food related environment and household factors that contribute to malnutrition in poor low-access areas;Measure the degree to which household income, food price, and food product quality influence the demand for healthy foods in households and neighborhoods with different socio-economic status and with varying degrees of access to healthy food;Estimate the short-term and long-term impact of EFNEP on participant biomarkers of chronic disease risk, including body mass index (BMI), hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), and blood pressure,Develop and apply a cost-benefit analysis methodology that uses biomarkers to quantify program benefits as dollars saved from the prevention and onset delay of chronic diseases.
Funding Source
Nat'l. Inst. of Food and Agriculture
Project source
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Project number
MICL02687
Accession number
1022992
Categories
Bacterial Pathogens
Food Defense and Integrity
Policy and Planning
Education and Training