Corporate concentration in the US food system makes food more expensive and less accessible for many Americans

Food production in the US is heavily concentrated in the hands of a small number of large agribusiness companies. That's been good for shareholders, but not for consumers.

Mary Hendrickson, Associate Professor of Rural Sociology, University of Missouri-Columbia • conversation
Feb. 8, 2021 ~10 min

What is food insecurity?

A food policy researcher helps make sense of the lexicon of US food policy terms, and explains how they relate to racial justice.

Caitlin Caspi, Professor of Public Health, University of Connecticut • conversation
Feb. 2, 2021 ~8 min

18 million US children are at risk of hunger: How is the problem being addressed and what more can be done?

An estimated 1 in 4 US children have trouble getting enough to eat at least sometimes. We asked four scholars for their insights..

Kecia Johnson, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Mississippi State University • conversation
Jan. 11, 2021 ~13 min

4 signs that food pantries improve the diets of low-income people

The boxes and bags people get from food pantries contain healthier food than you might suspect.

Heather Eicher-Miller, Associate Professor of Nutrition Science, Purdue University • conversation
Dec. 17, 2020 ~6 min

As schools went online, food insecurity plans fell to the side

As schools in the US moved online or to hybrid models due to COVID-19, jurisdictions failed to provide a comprehensive plan to fight food insecurity.

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL • futurity
Dec. 14, 2020 ~4 min

A hospital that prescribes free nutritious food to families who need more than medical care

Dayton Children’s Hospital has begun to screen patients and their families for food insecurity, referring many of them to its 'Food Pharm.'

Diana Cuy Castellanos, Assistant Professor of Dietetics and Nutrition, University of Dayton • conversation
Dec. 14, 2020 ~3 min

Report links food insecurity and heart disease death risk

Increasing rates of food insecurity are associated with an increase in cardiovascular death rates. Experts say COVID-19 could exacerbate the problem.

Hannah Messinger-Penn • futurity
Nov. 11, 2020 ~4 min

Many older adults faced food insecurity even before COVID-19

Even before COVID-19, one in seven adults between the ages of 50 and 80 faced food insecurity because of cost or other issues, a poll shows.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan • futurity
May 13, 2020 ~6 min

For kids, food insecurity is about more than hunger

Children may be more aware of their family's food insecurity than parents give them credit for, a new study indicates.

Nardy Baeza Bickel-Michigan • futurity
Feb. 28, 2020 ~3 min

‘Striking number’ of Danish households are food insecure

New research in Denmark highlights the consequences of food insecurity.

Maria Horneck-Copenhagen • futurity
Dec. 24, 2018 ~3 min