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Sunday, September 27, 2015

CHILDREN’S FOOD INSECURITY GROWS



Although the USDA report (above) shows that food insecurity among children dropped last year, another study finds that the number of households with children experiencing severely low food security levels nearly doubled between 2003 and 2010. In addition, children raised in low- or very low-food secure households were up to 1.5 more likely to be obese. The study’s co-author says food insecurity is absolutely a preventable health threat and parents play a huge part in this. “When money is tight, food purchasing decisions are often focused on meeting immediate primal needs and are less focused on the healthiest alternative.”


Source: Healthline, 9/1/15, Food Insecure Children