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Food and Nutrition Assistance Research Reports Database

Project: Impact of Food Sufficiency on Food Choices of Low Income Children
Award Year: 2001
Amount of award, fiscal 2001: $48,581.00
Institution: University of Tennessee
Principal Investigator: Betsy Haughton
Status: Completed
Detailed Objective: This project will examine the relationships of food sufficiency, diet quality, and food consumption patterns among children 2- to 8-years-old living in households with incomes less than or equal to 185 percent of the Federal poverty level. Children's eating pattern typologies will be identified using cluster analysis and differences by household food sufficiency status will be determined. The project will explore the impact of coping strategies on adequacy, diversity, and dietary patterns of children income-eligible for food assistance as household food sufficiency status decreases.
Topic: Child Nutrition, Dietary Intake and Quality, Food Security
Knoll, L., B. Haughton, and E. Fitzhugh. "Dietary Patterns of Young, Low-Income US Children," Journal of the American Dietetic Association, Vol. 105, No. 11, November 2005.
Knoll, L., B. Haughton, and E. Fitzhugh. "Food Group Adherence Scores Assess Food Patterns Compared to US Department of Agriculture Food Guide," Journal of the American Dietetic Association, Vol. 106, No. 8, August 2006.

Last updated: Wednesday, July 27, 2016

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