Pandemic Food Security Research Published

A basket filled with fresh carrots, apples, bean sprouts, butter and onions.

Ashley McCarthy, a post-doctorate in Nutrition and Food Sciences, along with UVM faculty Meredith Niles, Emily Belarmino, and Farryl Bertmann, recently published an article in the journal Nutrients entitled, Food Security Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Longitudinal Evidence from a Cohort of Adults in Vermont during the First Year. The article details the food security experiences with a cohort of 440 Vermonters during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. It features data from three surveys of the same Vermonters, and found that 31 percent of Vermont households were classified as food insecure at some point in the first year of the pandemic, with more than half newly food insecure since the pandemic.

Households with children and/or a job disruption, as well as women and BIPOC/Hispanic respondents were significantly more likely to be food insecure in the first year of the pandemic.

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