Food insufficiency varied widely across ethnic groups during the Coronavirus pandemic
Disparities across racial and ethnic groups are also seen in child food insufficiency. As of May 9, 2022, 29.2 percent of Black households, 23.8 percent of Hispanic households, and 17.1 percent of households in all other racial/ethnic groups (“Other non-Hispanic”) reported their children sometimes or often did not have enough to eat during the past week—compared with 8.2 percent for White, non-Hispanic households and 10.5 percent for Asian households. Although the prevalence of child food insufficiency declined since peaking in December 2020, disparities remain.
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