PRB Topic Feed: Nutrition/Topics/Nutrition.aspxRisks Mount for Afghan Women, ChildrenFor more than two decades, the Afghan population has been shouldering the burden of civil conflict, the brutal effects of which have been exacerbated by acute and prolonged drought, widespread starvation, and especially harsh winters. The result has been massive movements of people within the country and across its borders.10/01/2001/Publications/Articles/2001/RisksMountforAfghanWomenChildren.aspx207daa1c-81d5-47bf-8ae0-2c312679b2cfIncreased Overweight Prevalence and Chronic Disease Risk Among the Poor in Developing Countries Recent research results indicate that in most developing countries, wealthier groups have higher overweight prevalence. But in some countries, overweight prevalence increased faster among less-wealthy groups.05/30/2012/Publications/Articles/2012/overweight-prevalence-developing-countries.aspx1c5fefad-2763-4279-af63-cb5daf0d6033U.S. Food Stamp Enrollment RisesA direct measure of family economic need is the number of individuals and families participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as the federal Food Stamp Program. Rates have increased dramatically in recent months and could increase even further.10/13/2009/Publications/Articles/2009/usfoodstampenrollment.aspx196051fb-4c10-4e0b-9f8a-a605143a43ddMigration's Economic Tradeoffs: Farm Worker Wages and Food CostsMost public policy choices are heated debates about which of two "goods" deserves higher priority, with no easy way to balance the tradeoffs. Agriculture provides an example of tradeoffs between the "goods" of low food prices and decent incomes for farm workers.06/17/2010/Publications/Articles/2010/usfarmworkersfoodprices.aspxc58eab8b-51f1-46b7-967a-b260576692c3For Women in the U.S., Obesity Links to Socioeconomic Status and Poor DietObesity rates have increased dramatically across socioeconomic and racial/ethnic groups in the United States, putting families' health at risk and raising health care costs. There is a strong correlation between lower income levels and higher obesity rates in the United States, especially for women.04/21/2010/Publications/Articles/2010/usobesity.aspxecd80bbd-8dae-4505-93bc-ec5ac4bbe613Urban Agriculture Increases Food Security for Poor People in AfricaUrban agriculture is helping poor people cope with food scarcity and hunger. Growing crops or raising livestock in backyards or on undeveloped plots of land improves food sources and offers many urban poor a viable income.04/04/2013/Publications/Articles/2013/urban-agriculture-poor-africa.aspxcb0a3354-662f-45f5-9c52-84dc2c533955'The World is Fat' – A PRB Policy Seminar With Professor Barry Popkin The global confluence of changing diets, increased food marketing, access to technology, and lifestyle changes has led to an upsurge in global obesity, especially in developing countries. 12/17/2008/Publications/Articles/2008/popkinpolicyseminar.aspxc14211c1-bc95-42ec-bf96-62c35c5b5707The Dual Burden of Overweight and Underweight in Developing CountriesIncreasingly, health systems in poor countries are simultaneously confronting undernutrition and overnutrition―not only at the national level, but also within households.03/01/2006/Publications/Articles/2006/TheDualBurdenofOverweightandUnderweightinDevelopingCountries.aspxbc11a52d-c89a-4f71-b0e7-1fc4495bbfebResponse to Hunger Tests New PrioritiesOver the last five years, the number of hungry people worldwide has fallen by 8 million per year. Good news — except that the goal of the 1996 World Food Summit was to reduce that number by 20 million people per year in order to halve world hunger by 2015.12/01/2001/Publications/Articles/2001/ResponsetoHungerTestsNewPriorities.aspxafd0dc0e-b0a1-4a47-a78b-3791ada7c88bMeasures of U.S. Child Obesity FlawedThe prevalence of childhood obesity in the United States is often tracked using outdated, self-reported data. Self-reported data—when a child (or the child's parents) is asked for the child's height and weight, tends to be unreliable. 12/26/2012/Publications/Articles/2012/child-obesity.aspx9b561ea4-b9b0-40ae-a6a7-c1b76c0734f6