Obesity Often a Symptom of Economic Inequality

Obesity Often a Symptom of Economic Inequality

Sixteen U.S. states have an adult obesity rate of at least 35% — a four-state increase from 2019. This was the key finding in the 18th annual report on obesity from the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) released in September. This parallels a World Health Organization...
Majority of U.S. Food Insecure Struggled to Obtain Help

Majority of U.S. Food Insecure Struggled to Obtain Help

Millions of people in the U.S. who are eligible for food assistance programs did not receive assistance in the last 12 months, according to a new report from The Associated Press-NORC Center published Sept. 24. Nearly one-quarter (23%) of respondents to AP-NORC’s poll...
Nearly 14m U.S. Households Were Food Insecure in 2020

Nearly 14m U.S. Households Were Food Insecure in 2020

There were 13.8 million U.S. households that experienced food insecurity in 2020, according to a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (USDA) report published Sept. 8. This total represents 10.5% of all U.S. households, a percentage that remains unchanged from 2019. Of...
Pandemic Pushes 320M More into Food Insecurity

Pandemic Pushes 320M More into Food Insecurity

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought an estimated 320 million more people into a situation of food insecurity, according to the United Nations’ annual report, The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World, published July 12. Food security is defined in the report...
Climate Change Mitigation Vital to End Global Hunger

Climate Change Mitigation Vital to End Global Hunger

Climate change is threatening three decades of progress in curbing global hunger, according to a report published Jan. 20 by Bread for the World. Global hunger has been reduced by half during the last 30 years, but that trend could reverse in the coming decades, the...