Michelle Obama‘s New Show Addresses Food Insecurity,
Recent Survey Findings Validate the Crisis Behind it
Six in 10 Americans have faced “food insecurity” at some point in their lives, and of those, 73% experienced it for the first time since the start of the pandemic, according to this new research. The ongoing issue of food insecuritycontinues to receive more attention from celebrities and programming, like Michelle Obama’s new Waffles and Mochi show, which is directed at children to learn how to eat and prepare healthy meals.
To understand the true impact and severity of the food insecurity crisis, recent findings from a new study launched yesterday from Feed the Children, a nonprofit dedicated to ending child hunger around the world, and Herbalife Nutrition, not only validate the crisis that’s happening today, but also shows how the U.S. compares to the rest of the world
The global survey of 9,000 respondents in 21 countries touches on families experiencing food insecurity for the first time, how they are managing to keep their families fed, along with some of their biggest concerns.
Below are a few of the U.S. stats that have come out of the survey:
- 73% of Americans surveyed experience food insecurity for the first time during the pandemic.
- 31% of which have said their family has had to skip meals
- 59% of parents are concerned their children will have lasting health effects as a result of food insecurity
- 78% of parents rely on their child’s school meals to ensure their kids receive healthy meals
- 63% of parents feel the government should promote flexible working hours to parents, so they can ensure their kids are eating balanced meals