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Children in rural counties face food-insecurities

October 18, 2017 --

Physical activity lacking for food-insecure Oregon rural children

Oregon  State Extension Services 

Many rural Oregon children living in food-insecure homes aren’t getting enough physical activity, according to an Oregon State University study.

The study is published in the journal Preventative Medicine Reports.

In a sample of 144 families in three counties–Clackamas, Columbia and Klamath–40 percent were determined by OSU researchers to be at risk for food insecurity, which describes a socioeconomic condition where households have limited or uncertain access to food of adequate quantity or quality.
Among the food-insecure households, more families reported low readiness to provide opportunities for their children to be active outside of the school day.

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