Parke Wilde, associate professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, reviews modern survey-based household food security measurement in the United States. The survey-based approach is described as just one option in a spectrum of methods for understanding the prevalence and severity of food insecurity and hunger. The talk concludes by mentioning a useful role for both market-based and policy-based efforts to reduce food insecurity and hunger.
Parke Wilde's general research focus is on U.S. food and nutrition policy; consumer economics and federal food assistance programs. Current and past research includes a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Healthy Incentive Pilot (HIP); the geography of local food retail, federal commodity checkoff programs, and food and beverage marketing to children.
This talk was originally presented at Tufts Research Day on Global Food Security: Crisis and Opportunity, on 4/25/16.