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Exploring food insecurity among young mothers (15-24 years).
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PMID:  20367787     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to explore the experience of food insecurity of young mothers (15-24 years) and identify strategies used to manage food-insecure periods. DESIGN AND METHODS: This exploratory study used the U.S. Household Food Security Survey Module, cognitive interviewing, and individual interviews. RESULTS: Sixteen out of 21 young mothers indicated that they fluctuated between low food insecurity (reduced desirability of diet), and all 21 participants reported some days of food insufficiency (anxiety over shortage of food). All the women reported that their children had only marginal food insecurity due to extensive strategies. PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS: Nutrition counseling must include food insecurity assessment.
Christine A Stevens
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal for specialists in pediatric nursing : JSPN     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1744-6155     ISO Abbreviation:  J Spec Pediatr Nurs     Publication Date:  2010 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-06     Completed Date:  2010-07-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101142025     Medline TA:  J Spec Pediatr Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  163-71     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
University of Washington, Tacoma, Washington, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Food Supply*
Health Promotion
Homeless Persons*
Infant, Newborn
Nutrition Surveys
Pilot Projects
Single Parent*
Young Adult

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