2008 IRP-USDA RIDGE Workshop

An annual workshop providing the opportunity for current grant recipients to present preliminary research results on food security and food assistance programs. This event is open to the public.

Format: Each presentation lasts 50 minutes: 25 minutes for presentation, 5 minutes for graduate student discussant, 10 minutes for senior discussant, and 10 minutes open discussion.

2008 IRP-USDA RIDGE Workshop
3470 Social Science Building
May 2, 2008

Friday, May 2

8:45-9:00 Welcoming Remarks
Maria Cancian, IRP Director and Judi Bartfeld, Associate Professor, Consumer Science
First Presentation
9:00-9:25 The Long-Term Outcomes of Food Stamp Participation
Thomas Vartanian, Bryn Mawr College
9:25-9:30 Discussant 1: Callie Langton
9:30-9:40 Discussant 2: Pamela Herd
9:40-9:50 Open discussion
Second Presentation
9:50-10:15 The Effect of Food Insecurity on the Physical, Cognitive, and Socio-Emotional Development of Infants and Toddlers
Alison Jacknowitz, American University
10:15-10:20 Discussant 1: Hilary Shager
10:20-10:30 Discussant 2: Katherine Magnuson
10:30-10:40 Open discussion
10:40-11:00 Break
Third Presentation
11:00-11:25 Food Insecurity and the Food Stamp Program
Elton Mykerezi, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
11:25-11:30 Discussant 1: Nathan Tefft
11:30-11:40 Discussant 2:  Geoffrey Wallace
11:40-11:50 Open discussion
Final Presentation
11:50-12:15 Assessing the Effect of Increasing Housing Costs on Food Insecurity
Jason M. Fletcher, Yale University
12:15-12:20 Discussant 1: Kisun Nam
12:20-12:30 Discussant 2:  Bob Haveman
12:30-1:45 Open discussion, closing remarks, and lunch