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Food Insecurity and Weight Status Among U.S. Children and Families: A Review of the Literature

Food insecurity disproportionately affects U.S. demographic groups of children and adults at greatest risk for obesity and may lead to weight gain through various pathways. This article presents a comprehensive summary of the current literature on the relationship between food insecurity and weight status, and the role federal food and nutrition assistance programs may play More

Date: February 2011

Resource Type: Journal Article

Focus Areas: Food Access Nutrition Policy & Programs