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AUB: First Child Food Security Scale Developed and Validated by Researchers with University of Maryland

As part of the Healthy Kitchens Healthy Children study on food security and nutrition in schools, a survey was administered by researchers in the Center of Research for Population and Health (CRPH) at the American University of Beirut (AUB) Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS), Graduate Public Health Program, and the University of Maryland, with the aim to develop and validate a child food security scale to be used in Arabic-speaking countries.

The study, the first of its kind, included more than 1400 children aged between 5 and 15 years old, attending UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees’ (UNRWA) schools.

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