Navigating Food Insecurity: Understanding the Complexities of the Food Environment
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This presentation delves into the complexities of food environments and their impact on food security. We will explore the factors that influence individuals' ability to access, prepare, and consume food, shedding light on often-overlooked aspects of the food environment.

The presentation introduces Dr. Basey’s study about hunger and food insecurity in Georgia. The study examines how household characteristics, personal factors, and socioeconomic status in any region of the United States can shape food insecurity and its effects on health. It underscores the importance of understanding the food environment from a household perspective, considering food access, preparation, and consumption.

By the end of this presentation, you will gain a deeper understanding of the interplay between the food environment and food security. This knowledge will enable you to contribute to more effective interventions, policies, and strategies to reduce food insecurity.


Dr. Stephanie Basey is a freelance rural health researcher who is passionate about demystifying research and making it more accessible to the broader community. With a Ph.D. in Rural Health Sciences from Mercer University School of Medicine and a Master of Health Sciences in Health Care Quality from George Washington University, Stephanie brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the field.

  1. Analyze the concept of the food environment and its impact on food access, preparation, and consumption.
  2. Explore the multifaceted dynamics of food access, preparation, and consumption within hunger and food insecurity.
  3. Evaluate the significance of household-level factors in food environment research and their implications for addressing hunger and food insecurity.
  4. Differentiate between hunger and food insecurity and their intricate relationship with the food environment. 
  5. Challenge preconceived notions regarding the solutions for hunger and food insecurity.
  6. Formulate strategies, interventions, and policies to reduce hunger and food insecurity, considering household-level factors and the nuanced relationship to the food environment. 

Class Recording

Class Details

Date(s): October 24, 2023
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
Platform: Zoom
CE Credits: 1.00
Class Experience Level: Beginner
This class is sponsored by Region 5.
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Host/Instructor: Carolann Curry
Technical Assistance: Maddie Romansic

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