Study finds food insecurity limits intuitive eating in the short and long term

A new study from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health (SPH) explores how food insecurity affects the way adolescents and emerging adults practice intuitive eating. Intuitive eating, an approach to eating that focuses on responding to one’s hunger and fullness cues—sometimes expressed as “eat when you’re hungry, stop when you’re full”—is shown to decline among people living in food insecure households, according to the study.

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