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Schoenberg Wins Award

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Nancy Schoenberg

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Schoenberg and her colleague, Joseph R. Sharkey, Ph.D., assistant professor, Department of Social and Behavioral Health, School of Rural Public Health, Texas A&M University, have been honored for their paper, “The Severity of Food Insufficiency is Greater Among Homebound Black Participants in Older Americans Act Nutrition Programs,” which will be presented at the APHA meetings in November.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 11, 2003) -- Nancy Schoenberg, Ph.D., associate professor, Department of Behavioral Science, University of Kentucky College of Medicine has been awarded the 2003 Betty J. Cleckley Minority Issues Research Award from the American Public Health Association (APHA).

Schoenberg and her colleague, Joseph R. Sharkey, Ph.D., assistant professor, Department of Social and Behavioral Health, School of Rural Public Health, Texas A&M University, have been honored for their paper, “The Severity of Food Insufficiency is Greater Among Homebound Black Participants in Older Americans Act Nutrition Programs,” which will be presented at the APHA meetings in November.

The paper documents that the odds for moderate or severe food insufficiency are twice and four times as likely, respectively, among blacks than whites. In addition, blacks reported that their food insufficiency increased over the course of a year. The paper proposes reasons for the prevalence of food insufficiency and continued disparities, and provides recommendations to address these issues.


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