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Plant-Based Family Food Packages and Weight Change in Children During the COVID-19 Pandemic


The photograph shows several brown grocery bags filled with a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables.

Figure 1.

Photograph of foods included in the Massachusetts General Hospital Revere Food Pantry plant-based family food packages. Image from Jacob B. Mirsky, MD, and reprinted with permission.

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This flow chart describes the study cohort: of 107 children from 93 families who received food packages, 64 children had anthropometric data at baseline and follow-up. Of those, 29 children were younger than 2 years and 35 children were aged 2 to 18 years.

Figure 2.

Flow chart describing selection of children aged 18 years or younger from 93 households participating in the Massachusetts General Hospital Revere Food Pantry program.

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