Children living in food-insecure households are at higher risk for developmental and academic problems, frequent illness and nutritional inadequacies. Learn the indicators and impacts of childhood hunger in order to identify patients at risk and provide the necessary information to families.
Childhood Food Insecurity is a free online course developed in partnership with the Childhood Hunger Initiative of Oregon covering various topics associated with child health and wellness. Divided into five modules, the course focuses on the prevalence and predictors of food insecurity. The course covers food access and choices, the relationship between food insecurity and health and development, along with intervention strategies in circumstances of childhood hunger.
Anne Hoisington received a master’s degree in nutrition from Washington State University and is a registered dietitian. She’s been a nutrition specialist with Oregon State University Extension Family and Community Health since 2000, and currently trains staff statewide for Extension Nutrition Education Programs. Anne is stationed at Oregon Food Bank in Portland.
Oralia Mendez holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Public Health with a concentration in health management and policy from Oregon State University. She has worked professionally in the health field since 2014 as a Community Health Worker in Benton County. She currently serves as the CHW Training Coordinator and Instructor in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences at Oregon State University, where she oversees the Community Health Worker Training Program.