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Briefing Date:12/13/2006
Topic:Food Insecurity and Hunger in the United States: An Assessment of the Measure

THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
National Research Council
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Committee on National Statistics
Panel to Review the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Measurement of Foor Insecurity and Hunger

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Congressional Briefing
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
328-A Russell Senate Office Bldg. – 11:00 a.m.

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Food Insecurity and Hunger in the United States: An Assessment of the Measure

This study, from The National Academies, reviews the concepts and methods for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s current measurement of food insecurity and hunger in the U.S. population in terms of its monitoring, evaluation, and related research purposes, as well as their validity and utility for informing public policy.

This briefing was for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on February 7, 2006 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.

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