Food insecurity is prevalent in the United States. Defined as unstable and inadequate access to food, food insecurity disproportionately affects low-income households, those with children and those with a Black or Hispanic head of household. Moreover, food insecurity is associated with childhood obesity, a relationship that is not well understood from a behavioral or biological perspective. This randomized controlled trial will take advantage of the natural onset of summertime food insecurity among school-age children, ages 8-12 years, to examine the biobehavioral mechanisms of food insecurity including diet quality, biomarkers of Metabolic Syndrome, inflammation, and stress, weight status, and measures of child mental health.
6 Primary · 0 Secondary · Reporting Duration: 3 months
100 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups
Primary Treatment: Food Secure Group · No Placebo Group · N/A
Age 8 - 12 · All Participants · 2 Total Inclusion CriteriaMark “Yes” if the following statements are true for you: