Food insecurity and disease are inextricably linked. The chapters in this valuable articles compendium reinforce that message by specifically linking food insecurity to various forms of chronic disease, including HIV/AIDS and obesity, as well as mental health issues. Providing a nuanced look at food insecurity and its connection to disease, the quality of the research gathered here advances our understanding of this issue; the chapter authors have provided us with a solid foundation on which to build well-informed clinical practice, further research, and effective future policy.This informative compendium will provide insight on these important issues for students and scholars in security studies, international politics, and environmental studies.

part |2 pages

Part I: Defining Food Security and Insecurity

chapter 1|6 pages

Definitions of Food Security

part |2 pages

Part III: Food Insecurity and HIV

chapter 4|22 pages

Is Food Insecurity Associated with HIV Risk? Cross-Sectional Evidence from Sexually Active Women in Brazil

ByAlexander C. Tsai, Kristin J. Hung, Sheri D. Weiser

part |2 pages

Part V: Policy, Power, and Politics

chapter 12|10 pages

Food Sovereignty: Power, Gender, and the Right to Food

ByRajeev C. Patel

chapter 13|10 pages

Big Food, Food Systems, and Global Health

ByDavid Stuckler, Marion Nestle