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Researchers find association between food insecurity and developmental risk in children
Date:1/15/2008

hat might decrease the need for later, more extensive interventions for developmentally or behaviorally impaired children of school age, said lead author Ruth Rose-Jacobs, ScD, an assistant professor of pediatrics at BUSM and a research scientist at BMC.

Interventions for food insecurity and developmental risk are available and overall have been successful. Linking families to the Food Stamp Program and/or the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children is an important intervention that should be recommended if indicated by risk surveillance or developmental screening, she adds.


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