Feeding Our Children: Food Insecurity and Child Nutrition Programs

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Certificate of Completion

Krystal Quartermus, MS

Krystal Quartermus has been a registered dietitian for over 8 years. She obtained her BS in dietetics from Michigan State University. She then went on to the University of Buffalo to complete her dietetic internship and her MS in Nutrition.

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Course Details

Who Should View This Course

Public health professionals in health department, community-based, or health care settings who are new to the issue of food insecurity and available programs for children.


Part I: The Impact of Food Insecurity on Children

  • Recognize food insecurity as a public health issue for children in the United States
  • Identify obesity and food insecurity as coexisting issues for children in the United States

Part II: Child Nutrition Programs

  • Identify at least two child nutrition programs available in the United States

Certificate of Completion and Requirements for Successful Completion

In order to receive a Michigan PHTC Certificate of Completion, participants must:

  • Register for this training
  • Sign into and view the training
  • Complete the evaluation
  • Pass the post-quiz (75%+)

Planning Committee

Phoebe Goldberg, MPH, CHES & Krystal Quartermus, MS


This activity was provided by the Michigan Public Health Training Center at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, Office of Public Health Practice. The Michigan PHTC is a part of the Region V Great Lakes Public Health Training Collaborative.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP27881 Region V Public Health Training Collaborative (total award amount $825,634) and grant number UB6HP20200. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

Technical Information

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What does access to food look like in your community? What is being done to address it? Not having enough nutrient rich foods can be damaging to anyone but is particularly serious for children's physical and mental health. This 30 minute training explains the impacts of food insecurity on children from a public health perspective. A variety of federal and non-profit programs meant to address the issue of child malnutrition are described. Examples from Michigan are shared, but many of these resources are adapted across the country. 

Module content was supported by Krystal Quartermus, Nutrition Consultant. Special thanks to Anne Lee, Program Director at MHP Salud, for providing the voiceover for the recording.