Research Innovation and Development Grants in Economics (RIDGE) Conference

Location:  APLU, 1307 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
Date:  October 4, 2012 

8:15 - 8:45        Registration and continental breakfast

8:45 - 8:55        Opening remarks

                         Alex Majchrowicz (Director), RIDGE Program, ERS

                         Mary Bohman (Administrator), ERS

 Morning session

 8:55 - 9:00        Comments from the RIDGE Center for Targeted Studies at the Southern Rural

Development Center

     Lionel J. "Bo" Beaulieu (Director), Mississippi State University

9:00 - 9:30         Employment Instability and Food Insecurity of Rural North Carolinians during the


                            Allison DeMarco, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

9:30 - 10:00       South Carolina Farm-to-School Program and Children's and Parents' Food Choices  

                            Sonya Jones, Amy Teixeira, Casey Childers, and Jacqueline Ball,

University of South Carolina

10:00 - 10:15      Session break

10:15 - 10:20      Comments from the RIDGE Center for National Food and Nutrition Research at the

Institute for Research on Poverty

                              Judi Bartfeld (Director), University of Wisconsin-Madison

10:20 - 10:50      Does the Neighborhood Food Environment Influence the Relationship between

Food Stamp Program Participation and Weight-Related Outcomes?

                               Diane Gibson, Baruch College, City University of New York

10:50 - 11:20      SNAP Participation, Food Choices, Nutritional and Health Outcomes among

Low-Income Women

                               Zhou Yang, Emory University

11:20 - 11:50       Studying Non-Use of Food Assistance among Low-Income San Franciscans

                              David B. Grusky and Christopher Wimer, Stanford University

11:50 - 1:15         Lunch on your own

Afternoon session

1:15 - 1:45           Food Stamps, Food Insufficiency, and Diet-Related Diseases among the Elderly  

                               Nadia Greenhalgh-Stanley, Kent State University and Katie Fitzpatrick,

 Seattle University

 1:45 - 2:15          Food Assistance and Children's Eating Patterns, Food Insecurity, and Obesity: The

Influence of Local Food Prices 

                                Taryn Morrissey and Alison Jacknowitz, American University

 2:15 - 2:45           Identifying Food Deserts in the Rural South: A Comparison of Food Access Measures 

                                Angela Liese, Sarah Battersby, and Bethany Bell, University of South Carolina

 2:45 - 3:00           Session break

 3:00 - 3:30           The Food Desert: Economic and Space Remedies   

                               Gayaneh Kyureghian and Rodolfo M. Nayga, Jr., University of Nebraska-Lincoln

 3:30 - 4:00            An Analysis of the Relationship between School Meal Programs, Childhood Health

and Academic Performance

                                Kristen Capogrossi and Wen You (Supervising Professor), Virginia Tech University

 4:00 - 4:30           The "Heat or Eat" Dilemma: Energy and Food Consumption Patterns of Low-Income


                                Anthony G. Murray and Bradford F. Mills, (Supervising Professor),

Virginia Tech University

 4:30 - 4:45           Closing remarks and adjournment 

                               David Smallwood (Branch Chief), Food Assistance Branch, ERS