The dual burden of malnutrition in the United States and the role of non-profit organizations

Kara Shifler Bowers, Erica Francis, Jennifer Kraschnewski

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Abstract

The dual burden of malnutrition (obesity or a non-communicable disease coupled with malnutrition) is prevalent in more than half of all malnourished households that reside in the US. Non-profit organizations should make a conscientious effort to not serve products high in sugar and saturated fat, and low in fiber. Instead, they should diligently serve nutrient-dense foods rich in produce, whole grains and omega 3 fatty acids to minimize health disparities prevalent in LSES households. Nonprofit organizations have the potential to decrease health disparities nationally by feeding health sustaining products such as whole grains, fresh produce and lean proteins. This commentary lists feasible options for organizations to serve healthier options and reduce health disparities such as implementing nutrition policies, capitalizing on donations and securing partnerships.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)294-297
Number of pages4
JournalPreventive Medicine Reports
Volume12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2018

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Nonprofit Organizations
Malnutrition
Health
Food
Nutrition Policy
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Obesity
Fats
Organizations
Proteins

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  • Health Informatics
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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In: Preventive Medicine Reports, Vol. 12, 01.12.2018, p. 294-297.

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