Eating When There is Not Enough to Eat

It may seem hard to believe, but nearly 11% of U.S. households experience food insecurity (not having access to enough food for an active, healthy life because of a lack of resources) during the past year. New research reveals significant and challenging differences between the eating habits of food-secure and food-insecure adolescents.

The food-insecure were more likely to think healthy-eating was inconvenient and lest tasty. They also ate more fat, and fewer family meals and breakfasts. Interestingly, they were more likely to have a body mass index above the 95th percentile.

PostiveTip: If you have neighbors or friends you suspect might be struggling with food-insecruity, kindly suggest they visit the local food bank; or better yet, share a sack of healthy groceries with them!