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Document ID (ISN)111555
CIS number 11-0211
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Borre K., Ertle L., Graff M.
Title Working to eat: Vulnerability, food insecurity, and obesity among migrant and seasonal farmworker families
Bibliographic information 2010, Vol.53, p.443-462. Illus. 77 ref.
Abstract In this study on the relationship between food insecurity and obesity among migrant and seasonal farm workers (MSFWs), 36 Latin American MSFW families in North Carolina completed interviews, attended focus groups and were visited at home. It was found that 63.8% of the families were food insecure and of those, 34.7% experienced hunger; 32% of pre-school children were food insecure. Food secure families spent more money on food. Obesity was prevalent in adults and children but the relationship to food insecurity remains unclear.
Descriptors (primary) North Carolina; obesity; nutrition; women, children, young persons; migrant workers; agriculture
Descriptors (secondary) USA; economic aspects; social aspects
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Agriculture
Nutrition
Precarious employment