Study how acute or chronic food insecurity relates to obesity.
Conduct longitudinal studies that explore the relationship between food insecurity and obesity among children and adults.
Use mixed methods to identify, for example, the contextual factors beyond those provided in quantitative studies.
Study how the experience and interpretation of food insecurity and obesity differ among groups, households, and individuals.
Study how parents or caregivers perceive food insecurity and obesity among their children.
Study aspects of physical activity such as variations by social class, the presence of physical activity deserts, the influence of the built environment, and correlations with poverty.
Consider factors such as stress, depression, and mental health as mediating factors or pathways to both food insecurity and obesity.
Examine how nutrition assistance programs (such as SNAP) could provide incentives for families and households to purchase healthful foods.