Healthy Food, Healthy Lives
November 17, 2022DOWNLOAD
Across New York State, a little more than half of food-insecure individuals live in urban areas, slightly more than one-quarter in suburban areas, and the rest in rural areas.
The number of New Yorkers in these areas who are food insecure is not proportionate to the population in these places. And New Yorkers’ experiences with food insecurity—the lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life—vary by where they live.
Based on a 1,507-person statewide Survey of Food and Health from the New York Health Foundation, this brief outlines the challenges food-insecure individuals face—such as barriers to healthy eating and the perilous tradeoffs people make—in rural, suburban, and urban places and proposes actions to address these differences.