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New research: Effects of food insecurity on children


FOOD INSECURITY IN EARLY CHILDHOOD LINKED TO YOUNG CHILDREN’S SKILLS IN KINDERGARTEN

Children who experience food insecurity in early childhood are more likely to start kindergarten less ready to learn than their peers from food-secure homes, according to a study published in Child Development.

 

FOOD INSECURITY: A THREAT TO THE DEVELOPMENTAL AND PSYCHOSOCIAL HEALTH OF CHILDREN

A review of 23 peer-reviewed research articles shows that household food insecurity is associated with children’s behavioural, academic and emotional problems beginning as early as infancy. The findings were published in the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics.