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Why U.S. food insecurity still looms, even amid recovery

Washington Hunger and food insecurity across the United States have dropped measurably over the past six months, but the need remains far above pre-pandemic levels. And specialists in hunger issues warn that the situation for millions of families remains extremely fragile.An Associated Press review of bulk distribution numbers from hundreds of food banks across the…

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Food Insecurity Contributes to HF Mortality in Populations

DENVER — Measures of greater food insecurity, including increasing prevalence of seniors with poor access to grocery stores and scarcity of grocery stores in general, are independently associated with higher heart failure (HF) mortality in the United States. That assessment comes from a county-level analysis comparing HF mortality to socioeconomic data and measures of food…

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I Grew Up With the Shame of Food Insecurity. Decades Later, I Still Obsess Over What I Eat

I remember watching my mother stand at the supermarket register, anxiously tugging at her shaggy dark blonde hair, repeatedly tucking it behind an ear. Her green eyes, amplified by thick glasses with rose-tinted plastic frames, scanned the running total. She’d hold an envelope open with one hand and whip out coupons like a blackjack dealer,…