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Reign Free Building a Fair Food System for All

Thank you for your support in Building a Fair Food System for All.  I wanted to update you and give you a small look at the problems and the impact of food insecurity. 

Food insecurity is a complex problem and does not exist in isolation for low-income families. Many of the same families also struggle with issues like affordable housing, medical costs, and low wages.

Populations disproportionately affected by food insecurity include:

Racial and ethnic minorities food insecurity:

  • More than two times greater for households whose head was non-Hispanic black or Hispanic compared with households headed by a non-Hispanic white adult.

Women, food insecurity is associated with:

  • Obesity
  • Anxiety and depressive symptoms
  • Risky sexual behavior
  • Negative pregnancy outcomes such as low birth weight and gestational diabetes

Children, food insecurity is associated with:

  • Anemia
  • Asthma
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Cognitive and behavioral problems
  • Higher risk of being hospitalized

Children are particularly susceptible to the negative impacts of food insecurity because their brains and bodies are still developing.

Please continue to spread the word for "Food with Dignity"  

-Reign Free