Food insufficiency linked to depression, anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic

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A new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found a 25{6339095b8ff4371e80c293520f74ccd4c0488f11a7aed6d0daae87ff5630195b} increase in food insufficiency during the COVID-19 pandemic. Food insufficiency, the most extreme form of food insecurity, occurs when families do not have enough food to eat. Among the nationally representative sample of 63,674 adults in the US, Black and Latino Americans had over twice the risk of food insufficiency compared to White Americans.

“People of color are disproportionately affected by both food insufficiency and COVID-19,” said Jason Nagata, MD, MSc, assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco and lead author on

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