November 2021

Supporting Food and Nutrition Security Through the Charitable Food System

Written by Kirsten Arm, MPH, RDN, Research Analyst, Healthy Eating Research During the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of people receiving charitable food assistance in the United States increased by 50% (2019 vs. 2020) according to estimates from Feeding America. The charitable food system – a network of food banks, food pantries, and meal programs – More

October 2021

WIC Online Ordering in the COVID-19 Pandemic: Opportunities and Challenges

Written by Dr. Harry Zhang, Old Dominion University During the COVID-19 pandemic, online ordering surged in popularity as an alternative method of grocery shopping to reduce the risk of virus infection. But participants in the USDA Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) have historically not been able to participate in online More