Context and sequelae of food insecurity in children's development.

  title={Context and sequelae of food insecurity in children's development.},
  author={Daniel W Belsky and Terrie E Moffitt and Louise Arseneault and Maria Melchior and Avshalom Caspi},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  volume={172 7},
The authors examined the role of food insecurity in the etiology of children's cognitive and mental health problems. Data from a prospective longitudinal study of 1,116 United Kingdom families with twins (sample constructed in 1999-2000) were used to test associations among household food insecurity; income; maternal personality; household sensitivity to children's needs; and children's cognitive, behavioral, and emotional development. Food-insecure children had lower IQs and higher levels of… CONTINUE READING


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