Food Insecurity and Children Living in Immigrant Families: Implications for Growth and Development

Many families today are experiencing a daily struggle to provide food for their children. This is particularly true for families living in poverty and families who have immigrated to the United States. Food security is especially important for children because their nutrition impacts not only their current health, but also their future health and well-being. This online Workshop explores the impact of food insecurity on children living in immigrant families. Kimberly Greder, Extension Family Life Specialist and Associate Professor at Iowa State University, talks about her experience working with families living in poverty, and her research on the health and well-being of Latino immigrant families, particularly in rural communities.

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