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Objectives: Using a twenty-four hour food recall and the USDA MyPyramid guidelines, we considered how various factors affect the nutritional status of Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf clients. The factors we considered were housing stability, body mass index, sharing of food with dependants, skipping meals, and enrollment in the Food Stamp Program. The results of our study will inform the Food Shelf about their clients and the barriers they face in trying to maintain a healthy diet and potentially be used to improve programs.


Lynn Zanardi Blevins, MD, MPH, University of Vermont College of Medicine


Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf


Nutrition and Weight Status

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Factors Affecting the Nutritional Status of Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf Clients