Dr. Seligman of the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations at SFGH gave a fantastic presentation on food insecurity and preventing and managing chronic diseases at the 2015 Food Safety, Security and Sustainability Symposium in Sacramento, CA. In it she outlined the reasons that food insecure individuals are at higher risk for obesity, diabetes and other chronic diseases. Among them? perceived cost of fruits and vegetables, small variety of foods, episodic food availability, and disordered eating practices in an effort to cope including desire for highly filling foods, binge eating, hoarding, and food obsessions. Click here for the presentation.