Young people living in the challenging contexts of urban informal settlements may be more at risk of experiencing generalised anxiety disorder.
When kids have enough food to eat over the weekend, they do better in reading and math, a December 2020 study finds.
Food insecurity affected many students even before the pandemic hit, with international students the worst hit. But students and universities have shown a lot can be done to end the problem.
The United States has a robust food supply chain and a social safety net in place that could, if fully utilized, nearly eliminate hunger within its borders.
Food is essential to survival. It is also essential to identity. During times of national crisis like the coronavirus pandemic and in the historical landscape, food issues become prominent.
A new federal report on food insecurity on college campuses does a good job of laying out the scope of the problem but falls short when it comes to solutions.
There are a number of efforts on the African continent aimed at helping people overcome food insecurity. Even though some progress has been made, the situation remains bleak.
Food insecurity plagues South Africa’s informal settlements, resulting in obesity, chronic diseases and mental health disorders in adults and stunting and poor development in children.