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Plant-Based Food Packages Linked to Reduced BMI in Children

26th June, 2023

[Source: Medical X-Press; Image Credit Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain]

A new study led by researchers from the Mass General Brigham healthcare system suggests that taking a “food is medicine” approach could increase nutrition security for families and lead to reductions in body mass index (BMI) in children. Working together with the MGH Food Pantry, researchers from the Massachusetts General for Children and Boston Children’s Hospital examined whether providing weekly plant-based foods to families seeking food assistance during the pandemic led to weight changes among children.

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