Childhood Obesity in Low Income Households

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Northern Kentucky University
"Research shows that low- income households are more likely to be obese due to less nutrient dense food options in their restaurants, food pantries, and grocery stores. Previous studies have concluded that low SES plays a significant role in the Nations childhood obesity problem. Nutritious foods have become more expensive and less accessible over the years. While nutrient dense foods are expensive, low-cost diets are providing “more energy”. The results suggest that people need to be aware of what they are donating to food pantries and grocery stores in low-income areas need to have healthier cheaper options. Childhood obesity in low-income households is important because everyone deserves to have access to healthy options"
2020 Celebration of Student Research and Creativity presentation
Obesity in children, Poor, Nutrition