Evaluation of a medically tailored nutritional support program on food security and health outcomes among lowincome individuals living with Type II diabetes in San Francisco: a qualitative assessment.

Investigator: Jennifer Zech, MS
Sponsor: Global Health Sciences Education

Location(s): United States


In 2012, the U.S. Department of Agriculture found more than 49 million adults and children in the United States were food insecure. Food insecurity has been associated with increased prevalence and poor management of diabetes. Few studies have explored the lived experience of how food security impacts diabetes health outcomes among food insecure individuals in the United States. Also, this is the first study evaluating a three meal-a-day program consistent with the American Diabetes Act (ADA) nutritional guidelines to people living with diabetes. 

Mentor: Sheri Weiser, MD, MA, MPH