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Social nature of eating could explain missing link between food insecurity and childhood obesity

  • Jutta Mata (a1) (a2), Mattea Dallacker (a2) and Ralph Hertwig (a2)

We suggest that social factors are key to explain the missing link between food insecurity and obesity in children. Parents and public institutions are children's nutritional gatekeepers. They protect children from food insecurity by trimming down their consumption or by institutional support. To gauge children's food insecurity, evaluations across the different nutritional gatekeepers need to be integrated.

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Behavioral and Brain Sciences
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