Food Insecurity During Infancy: Implications for Attachment and Mental Proficiency in Toddlerhood

Jan 01, 2009
Martha Zaslow,
Jacinta Bronte-Tinkew,
Randolph C. Capps,
Kristin Anderson Moore,
Allison Horowitz,
Debra Weinstein

This study examined the associations between household food security (access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food) during infancy and attachment and mental proficiency during the toddler years. Results found that food insecurity worked indirectly through depression and parenting practices to influence security of attachment and mental proficiency among toddlers.

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Martha Zaslow
Jacinta Bronte-Tinkew
Randolph C. Capps
Kristin Anderson Moore
Allison Horowitz
Debra Weinstein