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How adequately are food needs of children in low-income households being met?

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  • Nord, Mark
  • Parker, Lynn

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Food security-consistent access to adequate food for active, healthy living-is an important foundation for children's good nutrition and health. This paper provides an overview of recent research and statistics on the extent and severity of food insecurity in low-income households with children. We summarize research evidence on the determinants of food insecurity and its consequences for children's health and development and identify strengths and gaps in the current monitoring systems and research.

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  • Nord, Mark & Parker, Lynn, 2010. "How adequately are food needs of children in low-income households being met?," Children and Youth Services Review, Elsevier, vol. 32(9), pages 1175-1185, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:cysrev:v:32:y:2010:i:9:p:1175-1185
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    1. Nord, Mark, 2009. "Food Insecurity in Households with Children: Prevalence, Severity, and Household Characteristics," Economic Information Bulletin 58616, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.
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    5. Nord, Mark & Golla, Anne Marie, 2009. "Does SNAP Decrease Food Insecurity? Untangling the Self-Selection Effect," Economic Research Report 55955, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.
    6. Craig Gundersen & Victor Oliveira, 2001. "The Food Stamp Program and Food Insufficiency," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 83(4), pages 875-887.
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    9. Nord, Mark & Andrews, Margaret S. & Carlson, Steven, 2009. "Household Food Security in the United States, 2008," Economic Research Report 55953, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.
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    1. Jacknowitz, Alison & Morrissey, Taryn & Brannegan, Andrew, 2015. "Food insecurity across the first five years: Triggers of onset and exit," Children and Youth Services Review, Elsevier, vol. 53(C), pages 24-33.
    2. Morrissey, Taryn W. & Oellerich, Don & Meade, Erica & Simms, Jeffrey & Stock, Ann, 2016. "Neighborhood poverty and children's food insecurity," Children and Youth Services Review, Elsevier, vol. 66(C), pages 85-93.
    3. Colleen Heflin, 2016. "Family Instability and Material Hardship: Results from the 2008 Survey of Income and Program Participation," Journal of Family and Economic Issues, Springer, vol. 37(3), pages 359-372, September.

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