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Health Inequity: Food Insecurity and Safety

This is a collection of web-based resources to support research for the 2018 Health Inequity: Health and Social Justice Hackathon at Bakersfield College. This event is open to the public and this research guide will thus only contain resources in the publ

Food Insecurity Defined (USDA(

Food Insecurity 

•Low food security: reports of reduced quality, variety, or desirability of diet. Little or no indication of reduced food intake.
•Very low food security: Reports of multiple indications of disrupted eating patterns and reduced food intake.
For more information on Food Insecurity Definitions and a Topic overview, visit the USDA's website at 

Food Insecurity Causes Health Problems in Children


Diabetes•‚ÄčAmerican Diabetes Association Resource: Type 2 Diabetes Risk Test

Food Access

•The Food Trust 

The Food Trust is a nationally recognized nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that everyone has access to affordable, nutritious food and information to make healthy decisions. The Food Trust website has videos and publications to learn about food access.

Food Insecurity•‚ÄčUnited States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service: Food Security - Interactive Charts and Highlights

Food Safety and Pesticide Exposure

• California Department of Pesticide Regulation: Pesticide Use Reporting

Provides Pesticide Use Data and Reports, and has a Pesticide Information Portal.

•California Environmental Health Tracking Program: Pesticides - Agricultural Pesticide Use in California

Pesticide Use Data and Graphics

•Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Food Safety Home Page

Antibiotic Resistance and Food Safety

•IVAN - Kern Report

IVAN is a communitybased environmental enforcement reporting cite that connects residents of Kern County with the proper agencies that can help solve local environmental problems. Look for issues like food safety and pesticide exposure.

• National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Environmental Health Topics and Agents

Endocrine Disruptors



•Pierce, Harold. "Do it for your kids". Bakersfield Californian eEdition. 17 March, 2018.

•Tchekmedyian, Alene. "Kern County agrees to stop challenging L.A. over dumping of treated human waste. L.A. Times, L.A. Now online edition. 24 Aug. 2017.