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...