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Childhood Food Insecurity


Children living in food-insecure households are at higher risk for developmental and academic problems, frequent illness and nutritional inadequacies. Knowledge of indicators and impacts of childhood hunger allows health providers to identify patients at risk and to provide an appropriate intervention.

Childhood Food Insecurity, developed in partnership with the Childhood Hunger Initiative of Oregon, is a free online course covering various topics associated with child health and wellness.

Main Course Topics

Divided into five modules, the Childhood Food Insecurity course focuses on measurement, prevalence and predictors of food insecurity, food access and choices and the relationship between food insecurity and child health and development, along with intervention strategies.

Each module takes five to 10 minutes to complete.

For physicians seeking continuing medical education credits, registration and the online exam are required. At the conclusion, participants will have the opportunity to register for CME credits and complete an exam to test your knowledge, followed by an optional online survey.


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.

Email: anne.hoisington@oregonstate.edu

Ann Hosington

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