How can Californians be overweight and hungry?
Patricia B. Crawford, Department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology
Marilyn S. Townsend, UC Davis
Diane L. Metz, UC Cooperative Extension (UCCE)
Dorothy Smith, UCCE Calaveras and Tuolumne counties
Gloria Espinosa-Hall, UCCE Shasta County
Susan S. Donohue, UCCE Butte County
Cristina Diocson, UCCE San Joaquin County
Lucia L. Kaiser, UC Davis
California Agriculture 58(1):12-17. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v058n01p12.
Overweight has replaced malnutrition as the main nutritional problem of the poor; a study of low-income Latino families links food insecurity and overweight.
P.B. Crawford is Nutrition Specialist, Department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology, UC Berkeley; M.S. Townsend is Nutrition Education Specialist, Department of Nutrition; D.L. Metz is Nutrition, Family and Consumer Sciences Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension (UCCE) Solano County; D. Smith is Nutrition, Family and Consumer Sciences Advisor, UCCE Calaveras and Tuolumne counties; G. Espinosa-Hall is Nutrition, Family and Consumer Sciences Advisor, UCCE Shasta County; S.S. Donohue is Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and Home Advisor, UCCE Butte County; A. Olivares is EFNEP Program Representative, UCCE San Joaquin County; L.L. Kaiser is Nutrition Specialist, Department of Nutrition, UC Davis. The authors acknowledge the Body Weight and Health Workgroup members who assisted in the design and implementation of the research: Nancy Feld-man, Mary Lavender Fujii, Joanne Ikeda, Nancy Keim, Cathi Lamp, Anna Martin, Rita Mitchell, Yvonne Nicholson, Laura Reed, Barbara Sutherland, Marta Van Loan and Gail Woodward-Lopez. In addition, we thank Katherine Flegal, Nancie Hughes and Leah Rimkus for their contributions to the preparation of this paper.