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

As of June 21, 2021, roughly 1 in 5 Black, Hispanic, and Other non-Hispanic households (19.2 percent, 22 percent, and 22.1 percent, respectively) reported that their children sometimes or often did not have enough to eat during the past week, compared to 7 percent for White non-Hispanic households and 7.8 percent for Asian households. While the prevalence of child food insufficiency has declined overall from peak levels seen in December 2020, disparities among racial and ethnic groups have remained.


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