In partnership with the Latino Coalition for a Healthy California and Nourish California, we released a policy brief analyzing the drivers, consequences and impacts of food insecurity for Latinx children and families in California. The brief has an emphasis on the impacts of food insecurity on Latinx children and discusses the unique barriers to food access for undocumented Latinxs in California. Furthermore, it offers bold and feasible solutions that legislators and elected leaders can take now to address this issue for California’s largest ethnic population.
Californian Latinx individuals and families come from a wide variety of backgrounds, making us extremely diverse. Yet food insecurity is a pervasive issue among Latinx communities in California. In order to lead healthy and thriving lives, sufficient nourishment is an absolute necessity. Securing Food, Securing Our Health: The Impact of Food Insecurity on Latinx Children & Families analyzes the complex political and economic landscape that Latinxs in California face to access state and national nutritional assistance programs.