Hunger Action Alliance Coverage


Explore our recent publications, media coverage, and conference presentations. If you have additional questions about the alliance or our findings, please contact:

Karen Serrano Arce | Health Education Associate




  • Very low household food security predicts lower odds of menarche among U.S. Girls
    (Human Biology Association, Annual Meeting)
  • Does the USDA Food Security Module Accurately Predict Qualitative Responses Regarding Food Insecurity Among Older Adults?
    (Society for Applied Anthropology, Annual Meeting)
  • Teen Food Insecurity: Finding Solution through the Voice of Teens
    (Society for Applied Anthropology, Annual Meeting)


  • A Case Study of Social Interactions at Food Banks
    (Society for Applied Anthropology, Annual Meeting)
  • Teen Food Insecurity in Pinellas County Presentation
    (Juvenile Welfare Board. Clearwater, FL)
  • Teen Food Insecurity Community Exhibit Presentation
    (Juvenile Welfare Board. Clearwater FL)
  • Social Isolation, Loneliness, and Food Insecurity among and Older Adult Population Presentation
    (Better Living for Seniors Hillsborough County Quarterly Meeting. Tampa, FL)
  • Food Insecurity Associates with Age of Menarche among Girls in Tampa Bay, FL
    (Human Biology Association, Annual Meeting 2018. Austin, TX)
  • Towards a Holistic Understanding of Food Insecurity: Linkages between Food Insecurity, Social Isolation, and Loneliness among an Older Adult Population
    (Society for Applied Anthropologists, Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA)
  • Healthy Backpacks
    (Backpack Summit. Clearwater, FL)


  • “If You’re Not Gonna Eat It, Don’t Expect Someone Who’s Poor to Eat It”: Perspectives from Food Pantry Clients on the Barriers and Facilitators to Consuming Fresh Produce
    (Graduate Association for Food Studies Annual Conference)
  • “You Can’t Eat Healthy When You’re Poor”: Challenges and Solutions to Healthier Eating among Food Pantry Clients
    (Tampa Bay Network to End Hunger Annual Meeting)
  • Ongoing Projects in the Hunger Action Alliance
    (Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, University of South Florida)
  • Future of Food Studies Food Insecurity among Adolescents: A Biocultural Analysis of Pre-teen and Teen girls in Tampa Bay, Florida
    (Graduate Association for Food Studies, 2nd Annual Meeting)
  • The ‘Last Mile’ of Food Pantry Food Presentation
    (Feeding Tampa Bay, Tampa, FL)