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Date: Wed, Jun 27, 2018 at 11:11 AM
Subject: [Nutrition_Reports] Food insecurity has greater impact on
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*AUDIO: *Dr. Christian King discusses how behavioral problems and poor
cognitive outcomes may be linked to food insecurity in children. view more
Credit: *Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior*
Philadelphia, June 26, 2018 - In 2016, 12.9 million children lived in
food-insecure households. These children represent a vulnerable population
since their developing brains can suffer long-term negative consequences
from undernutrition and micronutrient deficiencies. A new study
< https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jneb.2018.04.003> published in the *Journal of
Nutrition Education and Behavior * < http://www.jneb.org>found that among
these vulnerable children, food insecurity had a greater impact on behavior
problems in young children of single mothers living in urban neighborhoods.
"Most studies on the consequences of food insecurity have focused on the
average effect, which assumes that all children are similarly affected,"
said corresponding author Christian King, PhD, Department of Health
Management and Informatics, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL,
USA. "A greater understanding about how food insecurity affects children
differently is necessary to respond properly to the issue."
This study used data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study, a
sample of children born to mostly low-income urban mothers, to examine
associations between food insecurity and child cognitive outcomes and
behavioral problems. This study focused on 5,000 couples and their children
born between 1998 and 2000 in 20 large urban cities. Over the course of the
study, both parents were interviewed at regular intervals.
Two tests evaluated the children's cognitive development with a
parent-reported checklist measuring both externalizing and internalizing
behaviors. Examples of externalizing behaviors included whether the child
argued a lot, was disobedient, or destroyed things. Examples of
internalizing behaviors included whether the child was worried, sulked a
lot, was shy, or refused to talk. Food insecurity was assessed at the
The study used quantile regression to examine how food insecurity affects
child cognitive and behavioral outcomes. This means of analysis was
particularly effective in finding associations between independent and
dependent variables in this multifaceted issue.
After analysis, household food insecurity was associated with more behavior
problems (both externalizing and internalizing), and the negative
association was greatest for children with the most behavior problems.
Because child behavior problems have negative consequences, such as lower
educational attainment and a greater risk of delinquency, food insecurity
may increase these negative consequences and social disparities among
children. These associations remained statistically significant even after
accounting for other factors such as maternal depression, parenting stress,
and material hardship.
"These results support the importance of increasing mindfulness about
possible food insecurity among students and suggests that behavioral
problems and poor cognitive outcomes may have underlying roots in food
insecurity," said Dr. King. "School-based nutrition assistance programs
could improve behavioral and cognitive outcomes, reduce absenteeism, and
improve educational attainment in vulnerable children."
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