Rising food security concerns among New Zealand adolescents and association with health and wellbeing

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dc.contributor.author Utter, Jennifer
dc.contributor.author Izumi, Betty T
dc.contributor.author Denny, Simon
dc.contributor.author Fleming, Theresa
dc.contributor.author Clark, Terryann
dc.date.accessioned 2022-03-03T22:48:01Z
dc.date.available 2022-03-03T22:48:01Z
dc.date.issued 2017-11-13
dc.identifier.citation Kōtuitui New Zealand Journal of Social Sciences Online 13(1):1-10 13 Nov 2017
dc.identifier.issn 1177-083X
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/2292/58435
dc.description.abstract The current paper explores recent changes in food insecurity among adolescents and determine if food security concerns are associated with poorer wellbeing. Data were collected as part of two nationally representative surveys of the health and wellbeing of high-school students in New Zealand in 2007 and 2012. In 2012, 11% of young people reported food security concerns often or always, with 33% reporting food security concerns occasionally/sometimes. The prevalence of food security concerns at both frequencies increased significantly from 2007 (8% and 28%, respectively). Young people with food security concerns were more likely to report poor indicators of health and wellbeing, including truancy, poor general health, mental health concerns and obesity. Our findings highlight the growing concerns of food insecurity reported by adolescents in New Zealand. Interventions that address food security for families may provide a tangible means of promoting the healthy development of children and young people.
dc.language en
dc.publisher Informa UK Limited
dc.relation.ispartofseries Kōtuitui New Zealand Journal of Social Sciences Online
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dc.subject Social Sciences
dc.subject Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary
dc.subject Social Sciences - Other Topics
dc.subject Food security
dc.subject mental health
dc.subject wellbeing
dc.subject adolescent
dc.subject MENTAL-HEALTH
dc.subject UNITED-STATES
dc.subject WEIGHT STATUS
dc.subject INSECURITY
dc.subject OBESITY
dc.subject DIET
dc.subject OVERWEIGHT
dc.subject SYMPTOMS
dc.title Rising food security concerns among New Zealand adolescents and association with health and wellbeing
dc.type Journal Article
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/1177083x.2017.1398175
pubs.issue 1
pubs.begin-page 1
pubs.volume 13
dc.date.updated 2022-02-28T08:45:14Z
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The Royal Society of New Zealand en
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pubs.end-page 10
pubs.publication-status Published
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/OpenAccess en
pubs.subtype Article
pubs.subtype Journal
pubs.elements-id 865339
dc.identifier.eissn 1177-083X
pubs.online-publication-date 2017-11-13

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