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Food Security and Child Malnutrition
The Impact on Health, Growth, and Well-Being

Edited By

Areej Hassan

ISBN 9781774636879
Published March 31, 2021 by Apple Academic Press
292 Pages 23 Color & 6 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Food security and child malnutrition are at the forefront of our attention, both nationally and internationally. The chapters contained in this compendium include a range of methodologies—literature review, cross-sectional study, longitudinal study, case-control, and even a focus group!—all of which examine this urgent issue, revealing new perspectives and facets of information. The international roster of contributors present a nuanced look at food security and child malnutrition with research into food security measures in many nations around the world.

The book is broken into several parts, covering

  • defining food security

  • food security, nutrition, and growth and development

  • food security and mental and physical health

  • food security and child obesity

  • conclusion, with an information study from The Children's Healthwatch on household hardships, public programs, and their associations with the health and development of very young children

The range of topics and information presented here will be valuable for those involved with food security advocacy, policymakers, researchers, social service professionals working children and families, and others.

Table of Contents

The Food Security Continuum: A Novel Tool for Understanding Food Insecurity as a Range of Experiences

Sheryl L. Hendriks

Household Food (In)Security and Nutritional Status of Urban Poor Children Aged 6 to 23 Months in Kenya

Maurice Mutisya, Ngianga-bakwinKandala, Moses WaithanjiNgware, and Caroline W. Kabiru

Household Food Access and Child Malnutrition: Results from the Eight-Country MAL-ED Study

Stephanie Psaki, Zulfiqar A Bhutta, Tahmeed Ahmed, Shamsir Ahmed, Pascal Bessong, Munirul Islam, Sushil John, Margaret Kosek, Aldo Lima, CebisaNesamvuni, PrakashShrestha, ErlingSvensen, Monica McGrath, Stephanie Richard, Jessica Seidman, Laura Caulfield, Mark Miller, and William Checkley

Food Insecurity and Linear Growth of Adolescents in Jimma Zone, Southwest Ethiopia

TeferaBelachew, David Lindstrom, Craig Hadley, AbebeGebremariam, WondwosenKasahun, and Patrick Kolsteren

Factors Associated with Stunting Among Children According to the Level of Food Insecurity in the Household: A Cross-Sectional Study in a Rural Community of Southeastern Kenya

ChisaShinsugi, Masaki Matsumura, Mohamed Karama, Junichi Tanaka, MwatasaChangoma, and Satoshi Kaneko

Beyond Nutrition: Hunger and Its Impact on the Health of Young Canadians

William Pickett, Valerie Michaelson, and Colleen Davison

Food Insecurity and Children’s Mental Health: A Prospective Birth Cohort Study

Maria Melchior, Jean-François Chastang, Bruno Falissard, CédricGaléra, Richard E. Tremblay, Sylvana M. Côté, and Michel Boivin

Household Food Insecurity and Childhood Overweight in Jamaica and Québec: A Gender-Based Analysis

Lise Dubois, Damion Francis, Daniel Burnier, FabiolaTatone-Tokuda, Manon Girard, Georgiana Gordon-Strachan, Kristin Fox, and RainfordWilks

Community Perspectives on Food Insecurity and Obesity: Focus Groups with Caregivers of Métis and Off-Reserve First Nations Children

JasminBhawra, Martin J. Cooke, RhonaHanning, PiotrWilk, and Shelley L. H. Gonneville

Household Hardships, Public Programs, and Their Associations with the Health and Development of Very Young Children: Insights from Children’s HealthWatch

Katherine M. Joyce, Amanda Breen, Stephanie Ettinger de Cuba, John T. Cook, Kathleen W. Barrett, Grace Paik, Natasha Rishi, Bianca Pullen, Ashley Schiffmiller, and Deborah A. Frank

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Areej Hassan, MD, MPH, is an attending in the Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. She completed her residency training in Pediatrics at Brown University before her fellowship at BCH. In addition to primary care, Dr.Hassan focuses her clinical interests on reproductive endocrinology and global health. She also maintains an active role in medical education and has particular interest in building and developing innovative teaching tools through open educational resources. She currently teaches, consults, and is involved in pediatric and adolescent curricula development at multiple sites abroad in Central America and Southeast Asia.