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Introduction. Previous studies have demonstrated a link between food insecurity and childhood behavioral problems, particularly internal problems such as anxiety and depression. Burlington Children’s Space (BCS), a local preschool and daycare in Burlington, VT, has created a healthy and nutritious meal program for their children, many of whom cannot afford enough to eat well at home.


Janice Gallant, MD, University of Vermont College of Medicine

Sarah Adams-Kollitz, Burlington Children’s Space


Burlington Children’s Space


Maternal, Infant, and Child Health, Mental Health and Mental Disorders, Nutrition and Weight Status


Presented at the American Public Health Association 142nd Annual Meeting & Expo, New Orleans, LA, November 18, 2014 as "Nutrition as the Foundation for Good Health: Evaluating the Impact of Food Programs on Health," by Adam Burgess, Nicholas Field, Douglas Handley, Laura Lazzarini, Dilasha Mahat, Daryl Selen, Raj Thakrar, Sarah Adams-Kollitz, Janice Gallant, MD, and Jan K. Carney, MD, MPH.

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