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Food and Nutrition Security in Los Angeles County

In partnership with Los Angeles County, Public Exchange is collaborating with a team of researchers from USC and beyond to build a whole-of-system data portal that monitors food and nutrition access and insecurity throughout the County, funded by the National Science Foundation. This effort, led by faculty from USC Keck School of Medicine, USC Dornsife Spatial Sciences Institute, USC Price School of Public Policy, and City University New York, is more critical now than ever: following a brief decline in 2021, food insecurity has been on the rise in the first half of 2022 in LA County, impacting over 800,000 households and nearly a quarter of the population.

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