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Food Insecurity and Risk for Obesity Among Children and Families: Is There a Relationship? A Research Synthesis

In the United States, nearly 15 percent of households are food insecure; they have limited or uncertain access to food. This research synthesis reviews studies that examine the relationship between food insecurity and obesity in the United States, particularly involving children and families. Because of the policy implications inherent in examining this issue, the authors More

Date: April 2010

Resource Type: Research Review

Focus Areas: Food Access Nutrition Policy & Programs