How Food Insecurity May Harm 5-Year-Olds

July 3, 2018 by
When families don’t know where their next meal will come from, it can be especially hard on young children. A new study in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior shows that 5-year-olds who experience food insecurity are more likely than other kids to have behavior problems. “Our study reinforces the concept that food insecurity […]

UCF Study Shows Benefits, Challenges of Lunch Programs for Elderly

January 16, 2018 by
Doctoral students Faisal Mohamidi and Safiya Prysmakova UPDATE: Watch a UCF Knightly News segment about the study – Feb. 2, 2018 Eating lunch with others benefits the health of elderly Orange County residents, according to a study conducted by public affairs’ researchers at UCF. The nonprofit Seniors First, which offers the Neighborhood Lunch program in Orange County, partnered with […]