Food Insecurity, Neighborhood Food Environment, and Nutrition Health Disparities: State of the Scien

Starts:  Sep 21, 2021 12:30 PM (ET)
Ends:  Sep 23, 2021 05:30 PM (ET)


Nutrition plays an important role throughout our lives in promoting health and preventing disease. But where we live or how much money we earn can affect our ability to access or afford healthy food options. Ensuring food security and access to healthy food are key to preventing disparities in a variety of diet-related diseases and conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, and cancer. Research has shown that socioeconomic status, food insecurity, and the neighborhood food environment are linked to diet quality and nutrition-related health outcomes. Understanding the role of these social conditions on diet and nutrition could help address and prevent diet-related health disparities and promote health equity.


  • To review the state of the science and identify research gaps and opportunities related to food insecurity and the neighborhood food environment.
  • Suggest innovative research strategies that will inform policy and practice to address and prevent diet-related health disparities and promote health equity.

Key Deadlines

  • July 9, 2021: Abstracts due
  • July 26, 2021: Notification of abstract acceptance
  • August 23, 2021: Poster presentations due
  • September 7, 2021: Registration deadline


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