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Hunger in young children of Mexican immigrant families

This article measures rates of hunger and food insecurity among young US-born Latino children with Mexican immigrant parents compared with a non-immigrant, non-Latino population.  A sample of 1,310 households with one parent born in Mexico was compared to a reference group of 1,805 non-Latino US-born participants.  Young Latino children had much higher rates of child hunger and […]

Maternal Depression, Changing Public Assistance, Food Security and Child Health Status

This article investigates the association of a positive report on a maternal depression screen (PDS) with loss or reduction of welfare support and food stamps, household insecurity, and child health measures among children aged ≤36 months.  In a sample of 5,306 mothers, those with PDS were more likely to report fair/poor child health, hospitalizations during the […]

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The Impact of Food Insecurity on the Development of Young Low-Income Black and Latino Children & Protecting the Health and Nutrition of Young Children of Color: The Impact of Nutrition Assistance and Income Support Programs

A pair of reports demonstrating the increased vulnerability of young black and Latino children from low-income households to developmental risk linked to food insecurity and the buffering effect that family support programs can have on young black and Latino children’s health and growth.