Weekly food servings and participation in social programs among low income families

Douglas L Taren, W. Clark, M. Chernesky, E. Quirk

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Low income families were interviewed to determine factors related to the number of family food servings per week. A multiple regression model indicated that participation in WIC (supplemental food program for women, infants and children), household size, and number of different income sources were associated with more family food servings per week. Number of food servings per week decreased the last week of the month most often in families with younger members.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1376-1378
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Public Health
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes


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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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