by Marion Nestle
Mar 29 2022
No surprise: household food insecurity is increasing
The USDA tracks food insecurity in the United States.
The percentage closely tracks employment. The 2008 recession caused an uptick, but then it declined.
Now it’s up again, thanks to the pandemic’s putting so many people out of work and causing food prices to rise.
The 2020 figure is nearly 15%, with 6.8% of children having especially low food security.
The Biden administration is working on this, as well it should.