Food Insufficiency, Family Income, and Health in US PreSchool and School-Age Children

Publisher: American Journal of Public Health, vol. 91, no. 5
May 01, 2001
Katherine Alaimo, Christine M. Olson, Edward A. Frongillo Jr, and Ronette R. Briefel
Concludes that hunger is associated with poor health among low-income children in the United States. Finds that preschool and school-age children whose families sometimes or often go hungry are up to three times more likely to have reported poorer health and to have more stomachaches and headaches than children in well-fed families. Preschool-aged children who do not get enough food to eat also have more frequent colds.