Rural Health Resources by Topic: Food security and nutrition
Rising Food Insecurity and the Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Emergency Food Assistance in Michigan
Examines the impacts of the pandemic on emergency food assistance organizations in Michigan. Analyzes 181 organizations and their corresponding directors according to race/ethnicity, sex, and rural versus urban location. Includes map of the location of emergency food programs as well as data on the characteristics of those programs, such as type of program, how the program receives funding, operating details, and more.
Author(s): Dorceta E. Taylor, Te'yah Wright, Ian Ortiz, et al. Citation: Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 11(3) Date: 05/2022 Type: Document view details
Food Insecurity in Southwest Virginia
Policy brief exploring the intersectionality between food insecurity and
socioeconomic status as well as COVID-19 impacts in Southwest Virginia (SWVA), a primarily-rural area with the highest food insecurity and lowest socioeconomic status in Virginia. Highlights the seriousness and complexity of food insecurity in SWVA and the need for future research. Features statistics comparing food insecurity rates and median household income in Grayson County and Loudoun County, and the relationship between labor force and unemployment rate between 2016-2022.
Author(s): Sety Abooali Date: 05/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Virginia State Office of Rural Health view details
Hunger Among Adults Age 50-59 in 2020: An Annual Report
Reports on the extent, distribution, and trends of food
insecurity among U.S. residents ages 50-59. Features
state-level estimates and data breakdowns on food
insecurity by income, race/ethnicity, metropolitan versus
nonmetropolitan location, gender, and more.
Author(s): Craig Gundersen, James Ziliak Date: 05/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Feeding America view details
The State of Senior Hunger in America in 2020: An Annual Report
Discusses food insecurity rates among Americans age 60 or older. Includes demographics and characteristics of seniors lacking sufficient access to food, and provides trends and state-level information on food insecurity. Features data breakdowns by metropolitan and nonmetropolitan settings.
Author(s): James Ziliak, Craig Gundersen Date: 05/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Feeding America view details
America's Health Rankings Senior Report 2022
Provides a national and state-by-state overview of population health for older adults across 62 measures using data from 21 unique data sources. Covers social and economic factors, physical environment, clinical care, behaviors, and health outcomes. Highlights health disparities, including rural-urban disparities, across five categories of health. Includes state-by-state summaries and county-level maps for risk of social isolation by state.
Maps of Risk of Social Isolation by County
Date: 05/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: United Health Foundation view details
SNAP and Food Shopping During COVID-19
Interactive mapping tool depicting Supplemental Nutrition
Assistance Program (SNAP) participation rates and
distribution schedules at the state and county level.
Includes data on national COVID-19 cases, states added to
the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) SNAP
Online Purchasing Pilot before and after the pandemic, and
Date: 05/2022 Type: Map/Mapping System Sponsoring organization: Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health view details
Consumer Food Insights
A monthly report that surveys and tracks more than 1,200 Americans to follow trends in consumer food behavior and sustainability. April 2022 issue includes rural versus urban data on Food Away From Home (FAFH) spending, food security, food satisfaction, consumer shopping and eating habits, consumer beliefs, and more, based on aggregate data from the January to April 2022 surveys.
Date: 04/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Center for Food Demand Analysis and Sustainability view details