STRUGGLE FOR FOOD WORSE THAN THOUGHT.

Position::YOUR LIFE - Food security - Brief article
 
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The struggle to get enough nutritious food could be far worse than previously understood, stresses a study examining the intersection between hunger and the types of foods found at nearby stores, as researchers from Ohio State University surveyed households near a major--and economically and racially diverse--city corridor in Columbus, making an effort to identify representative households in terms of race, age, gender, and household income.

"Almost one-third of the households were food insecure, and more than 16% had very low food security, meaning they were skipping meals, at risk for experiencing hunger, and probably missing work and school and suffering health problems as a result," says study lead author Michelle Kaiser, assistant professor of social work. "Previous estimates based on county-level census data would have suggested about half as many households didn't have enough food or adequate access to food."

Past research has shown increases in depression, social isolation, and...

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