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March 3, 2023

Noura Insolera spoke with Healio about the increasing number of families facing food insecurity

Noura Insolera used the Panel Study of Income Dynamics to compare current trends in chronic food insecurity with those from 20 years ago. She found that low-income families with children faced higher levels of chronic food insecurity than other families from 1999 to 2003. Insolera spoke with Healio about the prevalence of and health consequences associated with chronic food insecurity, what primary care physicians can learn from the study and more.

For the first time in 20 years, data are available to examine chronic food insecurity for a representative sample of families in the United States. I find that both the magnitude and dynamics of chronic food insecurity are changing over time. Although many families are fully food secure at all time points, an increasing number are never fully secure, especially low-income families and low-income families with children.

Noura Elise Insolera. 2023. Chronic Food Insecurity in US Families With ChildrenJAMA Pediatrics