About 14% of adults ages 50 to 80 in December 2019 reported experiencing food insecurity due to cost or other issues, according to responses to the National Poll on Healthy Aging. In this poll, "food insecurity" as defined as “difficulty in acquiring or accessing food due to a lack of money.” Compared to those who did not report experiencing food insecurity, those who did report it were five times more likely to report being in fair or poor mental health, and three times more likely to report fair or poor physical health. About 24% of food-insecure older adults reported . . .
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