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  • Writer's pictureGiulia Folli

Protecting children’s health in a calorie-surplus context: Household structure and child growth

Updated: Oct 26, 2022

This study focuses on the affect of household structure in child health in the U.S, specifically focusing on co-residence and relatedness of parents, grandparents and other relatives. Check it out.


Protecting children’s health in a caloriesurplus context- Household structure and child gr
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The household structure could be associated with a children’s wellbeing. Children whose parents are married or live with them tend to have better outcomes, as we see greater investment in resources like food, vaccination, and school expenses. Often, children living in poorer families are more likely to develop obesity.

All of this raises questions about household investment strategies needed in a world of caloric abundance.

Supported by a grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development


Solveig A. Cunningham, Ph.D., Eeshwar K. Chandrasekar, Kate Cartwright, Kathryn M. Yount

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