While all segments of the U.S. population are affected by obesity, food insecure and low-income people can be
especially vulnerable due to the additional risk factors associated with inadequate resources and under-resourced
communities. This brief first will highlight research on food insecurity and obesity, and then explore why food insecurity
and obesity can co-exist.
What Does the Research Say About Food Insecurity and Obesity?
The extent of research on food insecurity and obesity has grown considerably since 1995, when a leading pediatrician
published a medical…