Child food insufficiency varied widely among racial and ethnic groups during the COVID-19 pandemic

Child food insufficiency varied widely among racial and ethnic groups during the COVID-19 pandemic

Disparities among ethnic groups are seen in child food insufficiency. As of September 13, 2021, roughly 20.8 percent of Black households and 19.1 percent of Hispanic households reported their children sometimes or often did not have enough to eat during the past week—compared with 5.9 percent for White non-Hispanic households and 6.1 percent for Asian households. The prevalence of child food insufficiency for Other non-Hispanic households is lower than reported in June 2021 but, at 13.7 percent, is more than double that of White non-Hispanic and Asian households.


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