The COVID-19 pandemic shaped 2020 into a year characterized by public health and economic crises in the United States, destabilizing millions of families. One of the most striking and consistent indicators of ongoing hardship is an elevated level of food insecurity in American households. Food insecurity sits at the intersection of the economy and health; it is measure that a household lacks sufficient resources to provide adequate nutrition to its members.
In this brief activity, which could also be used as an assessment, students will analyze an infographic on the distribution of household income loss and very low food security among children by 2019 income levels.
To extend learning, the activity is linked to a blog post "Hungry at Thanksgiving: A Fall 2020 update on food insecurity in the U.S" by Lauren Bauer, Associate Director of The Hamilton Project.
- Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
- Business and Information Technology
- Career and Technical Education
- Family and Consumer Sciences
- Health Science
- Life Science
- Nutrition Education
- Social Studies
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- Assessment Item
- Next Gen Personal Finance
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