Food Insecurity Among Adolescents and Emerging Adults

Meg Bruening, Alexandra Brewis, Amber Wutich

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Food insecurity has been shown to adversely affect all populations, but the experience for adolescents and emerging adults is somewhat different from other groups through the life course. This chapter outlines the definition of food insecurity, how food insecurity is measured, the prevalence of food insecurity, and the effects of food insecurity on young people, and interventions to address food insecurity. The chapter discusses differences in how food insecurity impacts adolescents and emerging adults.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdolescent Nutrition
Subtitle of host publicationAssuring the Needs of Emerging Adults
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9783030451035
ISBN (Print)9783030451028
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


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