Nutrition and health outcomes associated with food insecurity and hunger.
ASNS 1998 : American Society for Nutritional Sciences Annual Meeting. San Fransisco, CA, USA, 1998/04/18.
This paper explores how food insecurity and hunger relate to health and nutrition outcomes in food-rich countries such as the United States.
It focuses on two subgroups of the population for whom data are available : women of childbearing age and school-age children.
Special consideration is given to examining how food insecurity relates to these outcomes independently of socioeconomic status and poverty.
In a population-based sample of women of childbearing age, the least severe level of food insecurity (household food insecurity) was correlated with higher body mass index (BMI), controlling for other available and known influences on obesity including income level.
In low income school-age children from two large urban areas of the U.S., risk of hunger and hunger were associated with compromised psychosocial functioning, controlling for maternal education and estimated household income.
The nutrition and health consequences of food insecurity comprise a potentially rich area for future, socially relevant research in the field of nutritional sciences.
Mots-clés Pascal : Nutrition, Faim, Malnutrition, Sécurité alimentaire, Enfant, Homme, Femelle, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Nutrition, Hunger, Malnutrition, Food security, Child, Human, Female, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0310718
Code Inist : 002B29B. Création : 16/11/1999.