CHILDHOOD OBESITY AND THE ROLE OF THE USDA: FOOD ASSISTANCE RESEARCH BRIEF

The rapid increase in the prevalence of overweight and obesity in children is one of the most serious public health concerns in the United States today. Although most of USDA's child nutrition programs were established in response to documented problems of underconsumption and undernutrition among the low-income population, they now have the potential to reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity. This brief examines the how USDA food assistance and nutrition programs can be used to help further that goal.


Issue Date:
Jul 01 2003
Publication Type:
Report
Language:
English
Total Pages:
2
Series Statement:
Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Report Number 34-11




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