This article aims to investigate the impact of recession on food insecurity among households who are low income. Guided by family stress theory, this article uses data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) (N = 3,701). Results suggest that prevalence of food insecurity continued to increase during and after the recession, with the most dramatic increase from 2008 to 2010. The changes in food insecurity prevalence overtime varied by gender, race, and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participation. Program and policy implications are discussed.
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