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This webinar will focus on the connections between food insecurity, poverty, and health, how COVID-19 has exacerbated inequities, and the role of federal nutrition programs in an equitable recovery. Historic and current inequities in the U.S. fuel an unacceptable cycle of poverty, hunger and poor health. This will continue unless a wide range of policies are enacted that prioritize equitable outcomes.
New data from USDA and the Census show that the social safety net, including the federal nutrition programs, helped ameliorate the pandemic’s impact on hunger and poverty in 2020. In addition, new polling data from UnidosUS reveals that Latino parents have benefited from the federal programs. However, rates of hunger and poverty are still unacceptably high, and some disparities have increased.
Join FRAC, UnidosUS, and the Nutrition, Obesity and Health Equity and Food Justice Laboratory for a conversation reflecting on what we have learned during the pandemic and what our policy priorities should be to ensure an equitable, long-term recovery and an end to hunger.
Alberto Gonzales, Senior Project Manager, Health Policy, UnidosUS Angela Odoms-Young, Ph.D., Researcher and Associate Professor, Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University
Luis Guardia, President, FRAC
Allison Lacko, Ph.D., Senior Nutrition Researcher, FRAC
Barbie Izquierdo, Jimmieka Mills, and Diane Sullivan developed and led an insightful conversation at the 2021 National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference on meaningful ways anti-hunger organizations can partner with people with the lived and living experiences of hunger and poverty, who have often been locked out of the spaces where policy decisions are made and resources are allocated. Rooted in their experiences and expertise, the trio discussed insights on engagement and how this work is vital to centering anti-hunger work in equity, breaking down systems that keep people in poverty, and avoiding unintentional pitfalls that can result if experts with lived and living experiences are not engaged. Join us for a follow-up conversation in which the group discusses key takeaways from the conference session, answer audience questions, and delve more into ideas on how to engage in this vital work.
This is the first in a three-part series designed and presented by the team. This series is co-hosted by FRAC and Feeding America
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