The current study focuses on the impact of food insecurity on mental health and neurobehaviors. Food insecurity is a widespread issue that can have detrimental effects on multiple aspects of life. Data was collected using an anonymous online survey that was administered via Instagram, Facebook, Groupme, and messages. The survey included basic demographic questions such as age, gender, education, and income. The survey further inquired about dietary restrictions, resilience, motivation, and mindset. Results indicate an indirect relationship between food availability and resiliency, motivation, and mental wellness. Our results suggest that food insecurity is harmful to the emotional state; this study sheds light on the importance of food availability on neurobehaviors and mental health.
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Elliott, Maddie; Casal, Mileni; and Darkwah, Kwaku, "The Impact of Food Insecurity on Neurobehaviors" (2023). Research Days Posters 2023. 141.