Navigating Food Insecurity as a Rural Older Adult: The Importance of Congregate Meal Sites, Social Networks and Transportation Services

dc.contributor.authorValliant, Julia C.D.
dc.contributor.authorBurris, Mecca E.
dc.contributor.authorCzebotar, Kamila
dc.contributor.authorStafford, Philip B.
dc.contributor.authorGiroux, Stacey A.
dc.contributor.authorBabb, Angela
dc.contributor.authorWaldman, Kurt
dc.contributor.authorKnudsen, Daniel C.
dc.date.accessioned2021-11-05T19:48:49Z
dc.date.available2021-11-05T19:48:49Z
dc.date.issued2021-10-30
dc.description.abstractTo explore how older adults in rural communities navigate food insecurity, ten focus groups were held in Indiana, USA with 65 discussants. Recordings underwent inductive qualitative data analysis. Driving and transport remain a barrier to rural food access. Living alone is another contributor to food insecurity, while older adults’ social networks are protective. Congregate meal sites are critical to maintaining nutrition and are underfunded; one-third of this region’s meal sites closed in 2019. These must be maintained and expanded. Transportation to food outlets is needed. Mechanisms that reinforce older adults’ social networks can build upon an existing asset.en
dc.description.sponsorshipDepartment of Anthropology, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana USA; Sustainable Food Systems Science, The Ostrom Workshop, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana USA; Food Institute, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana USA; Department of Geography, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana USA; Center for Rural Engagement, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana USAen
dc.identifier.citationJulia C.D. Valliant, Mecca E. Burris, Kamila Czebotar, Philip B. Stafford, Stacey A. Giroux, Angela Babb, Kurt Waldman & Daniel C. Knudsen (2021): Navigating Food Insecurity as a Rural Older Adult: The Importance of Congregate Meal Sites, Social Networks and Transportation Services, Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition, DOI: 10.1080/19320248.2021.1977208en
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1080/19320248.2021.1977208
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2022/26915
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis, Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutritionen
dc.relation.isversionofhttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/19320248.2021.1977208en
dc.subjectCommunity Resilienceen
dc.subjectCenter for Rural Engagementen
dc.subjectOlder adultsen
dc.subjectfood securityen
dc.subjectrural areasen
dc.subjectfood insecurityen
dc.subjectmental healthen
dc.subjectsocial networksen
dc.subjectrural transportationen
dc.subjectcongregate mealsen
dc.titleNavigating Food Insecurity as a Rural Older Adult: The Importance of Congregate Meal Sites, Social Networks and Transportation Servicesen
dc.typeArticleen
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