One in ten adolescents living in households with food insecurity have poor mental health

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/02/160216143910.htm

One in 10 adolescents living in households with food insecurity have poorer parent-reported mental health than peers, according to a study. Adolescents who experienced household food insecurity — a limited or uncertain availability of nutritional food — were twice as likely, according to their caregivers, to have emotional problems, conduct problems (a range of destructive behaviors that could include bullying, stealing, destroying other people’s property, truancy and initiating physical fights), have hyperactivity and struggle with peer relationships.

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