Food insecurity is associated with mental health problems among Canadian youth

February 24, 2021

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Research has linked food insecurity to mental health problems, though little is known about this relationship among Canadian youth.

We investigated the association between food insecurity severity and mental illnesses in a nationally representative youth sample and found that youth (12-24 years olds) living in more severely food-insecure households experienced progressively worse mental health.

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Men, F., Elgar, F. J., & Tarasuk, V. (2021). Food insecurity is associated with mental health problems among Canadian youth. J Epidemiol Community Health. 75(8):741-748