Grant Recipients

2013 Childhood Hunger Grant Recipients

The University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research is pleased to announce the awarding of 9 grants totaling $1.2 million dollars to provide rigorous research that expands our understanding of hunger among children in the United States.  Funding for the Research Program on Childhood Hunger is generously provided by a grant from the Food and Nutrition Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Large Grants:

Family Health Shocks and Young Children's Food Insecurity
Hope Corman, Rider University
Kelly Noonan, Rider University
Nancy E. Reichman, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Understanding the Immediate and Long Term Effects of Supplemental Nutrition Education Program-Education as an Intervention to Improve Food Security among Households with Children in Indiana
Heather A. Eicher-Miller, Purdue University

Child Food Insecurity in Families of Young Children with and without Special Health Care Needs
Ruth Rose-Jacobs, Boston Medical Center

Small Grants:

The Effect of In-Classroom Breakfast Feeding on Children's Food Security and Participation in the School Breakfast Program
Katherine W. Bauer, Temple University
Adam Davey, Temple University
Gary D. Foster, Temple University

Do Big Box Grocers Improve Food Security?
Charles Courtemanche, Georgia State University

Contextualizing Food Insecurity among Children: Do Neighborhood Characteristics Shape the Risk?
Justin Denney, William Marsh Rice University
Rachel Kimbro, William Marsh Rice University

Understanding the Relationship between the School Breakfast Program and Food Insecurity
David E. Frisvold, Emory University

Very Low Food Security and Teenage Labor Supply
Sarah Hamersma, University of Florida
Mathew Kim, University of St. Thomas          

Unintented Consequences of Mass Incarceration: Explaining the Relationship Between Paternal Incarceration and Food Insecurity among Young Children
Kristin Turney, University of California, Irvine

2012 Childhood Hunger Grant Recipients

The University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research is pleased to announce the awarding of 12 grants totaling $1.6 million dollars to provide rigorous research that expands our understanding of hunger among children in the United States.  Funding for the Research Program on Childhood Hunger is generously provided by a grant from the Food and Nutrition Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Large Grants:

Understanding the Interdependencies among Three Types of Coping Strategies Used by Very Low Food Secure Households with Children
Andrea Anater, RTI International

Understanding Very Low Food Security and Other Food Hardships Among Households with Children
Judith Bartfeld, University of Wisconsin
Michael Collins, University of Wisconsin

Childhood Stress: A Qualitative Analysis of the Intergenerational Circumstances of Child Hunger
Mariana Chilton, Drexel University
Amanda Breen, Drexel University
Jenny Rabinowich, Drexel University

Neighborhood Food Infrastructure, Economic Shocks, and Very Low Food Security Among Children
Luke Shaefer, University of Michigan
Scott Allard, University of Chicago

Connecting Saving and Food Security: Evidence from an Asset Building Program for Families in Poverty
Anastasia Snyder, Ohio State University

New Evidence on Why Children's Food Security Varies Across Households with Similar Incomes
Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach, Northwestern University
Patricia Anderson, Dartmouth College
Kristin Butcher, Wellesley College
Hilary Hoynes, UC Berkeley

Understanding Very Low Food Security among Children of Mexican-Origin: The Circumstances and Coping Strategies of Mexican-Origin Families in Texas Border Colonias
Joseph Sharkey, Texas A&M University

Small Grants:

Risk and Protective Factors Associated with Prevalence of VLFS in Children among Children of Foreign-Born Mothers
John Cook, Children's HealthWatch

Financial Services and Food Insecurity among Households with Children
Katie Fitzpatrick, Seattle University

The Effect of Household Financial, Time and Environmental Constraints on Very Low Food Security among Children
Helen Jensen, Iowa State University
Oleksandr, Zhylyevsky, Iowa State University          

Food Insecurity During Childhood: Understanding Persistence and Change Using Linked Current Population Survey Data
Sheela Kennedy, University of Minnesota
Catherine Fitch, University of Minnesota
John Robert Warren, University of Minnesota

The Influence of Parental Aspirations, Attitudes, and Engagement on Children's Very Low Food Security
Elizabeth Powers, University of Illinois

2011 Childhood Hunger Grant Recipients

The University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research is pleased to announce the awarding of 13 grants totaling $2,449,997 to provide rigorous research that expands our understanding of hunger among children in the United States.  Funding for the Research Program on Childhood Hunger is generously provided by a grant from the Food and Nutrition Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Large Grants:

Food Hardship in the Low Income Population:  Child-Focused Evidence from the Three City Study
Robert Moffitt, Johns Hopkins University
David Ribar, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

The Dynamics of Food Insecurity and Effective Coping Strategies for Households at Risk of Childhood Hunger
Gregory Mills, Urban Institute
Karla Hanson, Cornell University

Understanding Very Low Food Security among Children in the U.S. 
Neeraj Kaushal, Columbia University
Irv Garfinkel, Columbia University
Jane Waldfogel, Columbia University
Vanessa Wight, Columbia University

How can communities and households protect children from very low food security?
Sonya Jones, University of South Carolina

Nonresident Fathers’ Involvement and Welfare Policies: Impacts on Childhood Hunger 
Steven Garasky, IMPAQ International
Daniel Miller, Boston University
Lenna Nepomnyaschy, Rutgers University

Small Grants:

Family Structure and Time Allocation: Mechanisms of Food Insecurity among Children
Kelly Balistreri, Bowling Green State University

Food Insecurity Across the First Five Years: Triggers of Onset and Exit
Alison Jacknowitz, American University
Taryn Morrissey, American University

Does Economic Decline Contribute to a Decline in Children's Food Security
Bradford Mills, Virginia Tech University
George Davis, Virginia Tech University

The Effect of Safety Net Programs on Food Insecurity
Lucie Schmidt, Williams College
Lara Shore Sheppard, Williams College          
Tara Watson, Williams College

Identifying the Effects of WIC on Very Low Food Security
Brent Kreider, Iowa State University
John Pepper, University of Virginia

Availability and Accessibility of Emergency Food Assistance and Food Insecurity among American Children
Qi (Harry) Zhang, Old Dominion University

The Child and Adult Care Food Program and Food Insecurity
Colleen Heflin, University of Missouri
Irma Arteaga, University of Missouri
Sara Gable, University of Missouri

The Impact of Incarceration on the Food Security of Children
Sally Wallace, Georgia State University
Robynn Cox, Spelman College