In the United States 45 percent of children under 18 – 32.4 million – live in low-income families.
Betsy Anderson Steeves, PhD, RD
Dr. Betsy Anderson Steeves is an Assistant Professor in the Public Health Nutrition program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She is a Registered Dietitian and holds a doctoral degree in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She completed her Master’s in Public Health Nutrition and Dietetic Internship at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She is interested in community-based interventions to address food insecurity, reduce health disparities and prevent obesity among under-served populations. Her research seeks to examine how social and physical (built) environments influence food selection/purchasing and consumption behaviors of low-income youth and adults.