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In a study​published last month in JAMA Cardiology, interdepartmental researchers at the University of Michigan found that the prevalence of food insecurity among people with cardiovascular disease fell from 16.3% in 1999 to 2000 to 38.1 % in 2017 and 2018. The study also found cardiovascular disease. and cardiometabolic diseases, with the exception of coronary artery disease, were prevalent among the food insecure.

Their findings are based on a sample of more than 57,500 adults participating in the National Health and Nutrition Survey. Of these, 7.9% suffered from cardiovascular disease and 11.8% struggled with food insecurity in general. However, the authors quickly noted that food insecurity increased over the study period, from 8.2% to 10.2% before the Great Recession of 1999 to 2006 and from 10.5% in 13 .3% during the Great Recession from 2007 to 2010. It continued to climb to 18.2% to 18.5% from 2015 to 2018.

“This finding highlights the strength of the association between food insecurity and cardiovascular disease,”who “we predict…is bidirectional in which food insecurity likely increases CVD risk and CVD affects socioeconomic factors that increase food insecurity risk”,note the researchers.

Based on this correlation and the risk it suggests, the researchers call on clinicians and the healthcare system to recognize the impact of social determinants of health, such as food insecurity, through screening tools.

“After identification, food insecurity can be resolved through a team approach that incorporates referral to social workers, social workers, or state social services for individuals to apply for food programs “,​such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps, they claim.

They also urge healthcare providers to increase patient awareness of local or statewide food access programs, such as the Double Up Food Bucks program, which allows SNAP participants to double the SNAP dollars (up to $20 per day) for fruits and vegetables and proven to increase product consumption and food security.

At the upcoming FoodNavigator-USA Digital Summit – Sustaining the food system​ – November 15-17, Amy Jolin​, Director of Development at Wholesome Wave, which works with communities to develop programs to address food insecurity and increase access to produce, shares the power of programs such as Double Up Food Bucks to fight food both against food insecurity and diet-related health problems.

In our round table From Product Prescriptions to Medically Appropriate Meals and Personalized Nutrition: Integrating Nutrition into the Health Systemon November 16 ​Jolin will be joined by Leslie Jefferson​, Community Health Program Manager at Giant Food, and Mark Walker​, President of Performance Kitchen and CEO of Dugout Ventures to explore the differences and extent of food insecurity and nutrition insecurity, how nutrition and a myriad of social factors impact health, and how partnerships public-private innovations are improving access and affordability of not just food, but healthy food.

The panel also explores how programs leveraging nutrition for health are also good for business, including strategies for engaging with government and private health insurers to cover the costs of medically adapted meals and food. so that solutions to improve access to nutrition can scale quickly and effectively.

FOOD AS MEDICINE: Improving the Western Diet (11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Central Time, Wednesday, November 16)


CAT IN THE HEART OF FIRE: Is the Western Diet Killing Us Slowly? Dr. Charles Platkin,Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Food As Medicine and Distinguished Lecturer at Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center, and Elizabeth Crawford​, deputy editor, FoodNavgator-USA.

The Western diet – and the modern world, from antibiotic use to hyper-sanitary environments – is wreaking havoc on our microbiome and metabolic system, so how can we shift eating habits in a healthier direction?

PRESENTATION by IFF: Navigating the Personalized Nutrition Journey: An Exploration of Consumer and Market Insights​ – presentation by Causse sign​, leading the world in innovation marketing with Re-Imagine Wellness at IFF.

PANEL: From Product Prescriptions to Medically Appropriate Meals and Personalized Nutrition – Integrating Nutrition into the Health System

Food is a central life force – giving us the fuel we need to go through our days, but sadly it’s also the number one cause of ill health in America, with an estimated 700,000 deaths a year linked to what we eat. . Food doesn’t have to be the enemy, however. So how can we improve access and affordability of healthy foods through innovative public-private partnerships that bring together retailers, manufacturers, healthcare providers, insurers and national leaders?

Amy Jolin, Director of development, healthy wave​;

Leslie Jefferson, community health program manager, giant food​;

Mark WalkerPresident, Efficient kitchen​; and

MODERATOR: Elizabeth Crawford, Associate Editor, FoodNavigator-USA

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