ERS and USDA resources covering recent hurricane impacts, as well as historical and background information reporters may find useful.
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Low access to foodstores such as supermarkets may mean that households rely on nearby convenience stores or fast-food restaurants that do not offer a variety of healthful foods.
A growing number of countries are adopting ethanol use mandates or setting targets for ethanol use. In many cases, these coutries will have to rely on imports, including from the United States, to achieve these goals.
Innovation-intensive industries in rural and urban areas.
The Differences in Characteristics Among Households With and Without Obese Children: Findings From USDA’s FoodAPS
This study examines characteristics and food environments of households with at least one obese child and households without any obese children to identify potential risk factors that could explain high rates of obesity among some children.
An estimated 12.3 percent of American households were food insecure at some time during the year in 2016, lacking access to enough food for an active, healthy life for all their members; essentially unchanged from 12.7 percent in 2015.