ICCPR Shadow Report: Food Insecurity

Structural Racialization and Food Insecurity in the United States

While the U.S. report recognizes that health disparities exist among White and non-White racial and ethnic minority populations, it has failed to recognize that access to healthy food is a fundamental aspect of societal wellbeing. The outcomes of racialized policies in other domains, such as housing, education, transportation, and income, have led to food insecurity among low-income households and people of color. Access to adequate and healthy food is interdependent with economic activities and may continue to exacerbate racial and economic disparities in areas of civil participation—for example, a lack of access to healthy food adversely affects a student’s academic performance.

Haas Institute & Coalition
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