Lower risk of overweight in school-aged food insecure girls who participate in food assistance: results from the panel study of income dynamics child development supplement.

@article{Jones2003LowerRO,
  title={Lower risk of overweight in school-aged food insecure girls who participate in food assistance: results from the panel study of income dynamics child development supplement.},
  author={Sonya J. Jones and Lisa Jahns and Barbara A. Laraia and Betsy Haughton},
  journal={Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={157 8},
  pages={780-4}
}
BACKGROUND A quarter of US children are at increased risk of obesity-related health problems because of excess weight. The few national studies of child overweight and inadequate household resources available to purchase healthy foods, or food insecurity, have shown inconsistent results. We hypothesized that the inconsistency in these results may be attributed to a differential effect of participation in food assistance programs in food secure and food insecure households. METHODS Using the… CONTINUE READING

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