Sin Provecho: Latinos and Food Insecurity
Leal Gianfortoni, Emilia M.
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Nearly one in five Latinos (19.6%) faces food insecurity each year, compromising their health and well-being. Sin Provecho: Latinos and Food Insecurity reports on the impact and associations of hunger, food insecurity, and obesity on the Latino community, as well as the ability of federal food assistance programs to address and alleviate these conditions. The paper assesses the root causes of food insecurity among Latinos, including economic and geographic barriers and legal immigrant restrictions, which prevent access to affordable, nutritious foods and assistance.