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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

Citation

Jones, Sonya J.; Jahns, Lisa; Laraia, Barbara A.; & Haughton, Betsy (2003). 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. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 157(8), 780-4.

Abstract

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.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/archpedi.157.8.780

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

Author(s)

Jones, Sonya J.
Jahns, Lisa
Laraia, Barbara A.
Haughton, Betsy

Year Published

2003

Volume Number

157

Issue Number

8

Pages

780-4

Reference ID

2250