Food Insecurity and Mental Health

The CNP Food Insecurity and Mental Health Research Category consolidates research exploring the interdependent relationship between food insecurity and mental health. To view each original study on the open internet, click “Original.” To view the CNP summary of the study, click “CNP Summary.” While a small portion of the studies in this research category is available below for free, the full set of studies (and their summaries) are available to CNP members through the CNP Library Membership (available January 15, 2022).

2020

'Eating to survive': a qualitative analysis of factors influencing food choice and eating behaviour in a food-insecure population

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2017

Food insecurity and mental health status: a global analysis of 149 countries

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2015

Association of moderate and severe food insecurity with suicidal ideation in adults: national survey data from three Canadian provinces

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2019

Needs and perceptions regarding healthy eating among people at risk of food insecurity: a qualitative analysis

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2019

Food insecurity is associated with anxiety, stress, and symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder in a cohort of women with or at risk of HIV in the United States

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2018

Food insecurity and mental health among females in high-income countries

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2020

Association of food insecurity with psychological disorders: Results of a population-based study among older people in Ghana

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2020

Impact of food insecurity with hunger on mental distress among community-dwelling older adults

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2020

Food insecurity and psychological distress: a review of the recent literature

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2020

An overview of the sociological and environmental factors influencing eating food behavior in Canada

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2018

Association between adherence to the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension diet with food security and weight status in adult women

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2019

Moderation of the association between individual food security and poor mental health by the local food environment among adult residents of Fling, Michigan (2019)

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2017

Food insecurity and emotional health in the USA: a systematic narrative review of longitudinal research

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2018

Complicating narratives of women’s food and nutrition insecurity: Domestic violence in rural Bangladesh

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2020

Associations between food insecurity and psychotropic medication use among women living with HIV in the United States

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2021

A call to action to address COVID-19–induced global food insecurity to prevent hunger, malnutrition, and eating pathology

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2021

Addressing the interaction between food insecurity, depression risk and informal work: findings of a cross-sectional survey among informal women workers with young children in South Africa

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2020

Combined effects of disease management and food insecurity on physical and mental health in Korean adults

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2019

Coping with food insecurity among African American in public-sector mental health services: A qualitative study

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2021

Relative food insecurity, mental health and wellbeing in 160 countries

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2019

A systematic review and meta-analysis of depression, anxiety, and sleep disorders in US adults with food Insecurity

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2019

Disability and mental health status as determinants of food Insecurity among immigrants in California

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2018

Family socioeconomic status and maternal depressive symptoms: Mediation through household food insecurity across five years

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2020

Poor mental health of livestock farmers in Africa: a mixed methods case study from Ghana

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2019

Food insecurity, mental distress and suicidal ideation in rural Africa: Evidence from Nigeria, Uganda and Ghana

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2019

Food insecurity among people with severe mental disorder in a rural Ethiopian setting: a comparative, population-based study

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2021

Food iInsecurity is associated with depression, anxiety, and stress: Evidence from the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States

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Unpacking the “black box” of global food insecurity and mental health

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