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Food insecurity is defined as a lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life. Litchfield county, home to New Milford, CT, suffered severe economic changes over the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of food insecure households, represented by those requesting food from local food pantries, skyrocketed. This study demonstrates the importance of screening for food insecurity in primary care. A 3-part screen is implemented in a primary care setting to better assess those at risk and connect them to resources and local food services.
New Milford, CT
food insecurity, food pantries, vulnerable population, hungry
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Food Security | Medical Education | Primary Care
Mathias, Liana K., "Screening for Food Insecurity in New Milford, CT" (2021). Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects. 676.