Food Security Among Children of Immigrants in Five U.S. Cities
Food Security Among Children of Immigrants in Five U.S. Cities provides an analysis of factors that may contribute to the higher rates of food insecurity among young children with at least one foreign-born parent, as compared to young children with U.S. born parents. The report includes city profiles for Baltimore, Boston, Little Rock, Minneapolis, and Philadelphia and discusses immigrants’ high household employment, diverse educational backgrounds, potential language barriers, low-wage jobs, and food access.
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A native of Beaufort, North Carolina, Laura graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2012 with a degree in health policy and management. As an advocate for health equity, Laura was a lead organizer for the annual Minority Health Conference, served as health chair for the campus NAACP chapter, and participated in an alternative spring break trip to Atlanta focused on urban poverty. She also worked on a statewide initiative at the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services to promote healthy and affordable foods in convenience stores in low-income communities.
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