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Discrimination and safety concerns are barriers to accessing healthy food for food-insecure young adults
New study in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics indicates interventions of specific relevance to COVID-19, including expanded food assistance services, are needed to improve the accessibility of healthy food for young adults.
Press release, podcast, and article under embargo until March 25, 2021, 12:01 AM ET
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“Barriers to Accessing Healthy Food and Food Assistance During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Racial Justice Uprisings: A Mixed-Methods Investigation of Emerging Adults’ Experiences,” by Nicole Larson, PhD, MPH, RDN, Tricia Alexander, Jaime C. Slaughter-Acey, PhD, MPH, Jerica Berge, PhD, MPH, Rachel Widome, PhD, MHS, and Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, PhD, MPH, RD