Weekend Food Program Increases School Attendance for Kids at Risk of Hunger

Children living in food-insecure households are more likely to attend school on Fridays if they’re participating in a food-distribution program that provides them with backpacks of meals for the weekend, according to a new study at the University of Illinois....

Emotional Overeating Due to Stress May Drive Link Between Poverty and Obesity

Emotional overeating due to psychological stress may drive the pervasive link between poverty and obesity, according to a new study published in the journal Obesity. “Our findings suggest that experiencing psychological distress associated with living in lower...