ERIC Number: ED174716
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-May
Reference Count: 0
The Nutritional Status of Preschool Children in a Memphis Innercity Area. Report.
Zee, Paul; DeLeon, Marina
Preschool children from poor families in a black Memphis community, who had shown considerable nutritional progress since a food program was introduced in 1969, lost some of these gains during the 1974-1976 recession. These losses can be attributed to inflation and the high rate of unemployment among the blacks in this community. The unfavorable trends of nutrition indicators demonstrated in this survey of the 1974-1977 period indicate that Federal food assistance programs cannot be relied upon to maintain optimal nutritional conditions among the children of poor families. (Author/EB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Community Services Administration, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Saint Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN.
Identifiers: Tennessee (Memphis)