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Youth obesity rates unaffected by income increases

Mar 19, 2021

Does higher income for family households lead to lower youth obesity rates? A Penn State researcher found study results that suggest the answer is no. Molly Martin, associate professor of sociology and demography, recently published the findings of her study in the Social Science & Medicine…
News Topics: Child ObesityPRI

Research brief ties increased income from Marcellus Shale natural gas development to youth obesity rates

Feb 16, 2021

The Marcellus Shale natural gas development increased income for families in several rural Pennsylvania counties. In the U.S., children in families with more income typically have lower rates of obesity. But, despite the sudden influx of income to the communities around the Marcellus Shale, rates…

27th Annual National Symposium on Family Issues will take place Oct. 21-22

Oct 9, 2019

Helping children develop healthy diets is no easy task. The practice is dependent on the crucial roles families play in children’s eating behaviors and orientations toward food. The 2019 National Symposium on Family Issues will provide an overview of the many interconnections between families and…