Household Food Security Status of Families with Children Attending Schools that Participate in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) and Those with Children Attending Schools that are CEP-Eligible, but Not Participating

Susan Michelle Gross, Tam Lynne Kelley, Marycatherine Augustyn, Michael J. Wilson, Karen Bassarab, Anne Palmer

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Abstract

This study examined the association of household food security and school participation in the community eligibility provision (CEP). Surveys were collected from 427 households within 5 schools participating in CEP, and therefore providing access to universal free school meals, and three matched comparison district schools, which were CEP-eligible but not participating. Multivariate logistic regression, adjusted for race/ethnicity and education level, revealed that the odds of being in a food insecure household were twice as likely for students attending CEP-eligible, but not participating schools than for students attending CEP schools [OR 2.85 (95% CI 1.67, 4.88)].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)281-296
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition
Volume16
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021

Keywords

  • School meal
  • adolescent health
  • child nutrition
  • community eligibility provision
  • food insecsurity
  • food security
  • hunger
  • poverty
  • school lunch
  • school policy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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