Looking For Food: Food Access, Food Insecurity, and the Food Environment in Rural Mississippi​

Location: Mississippi 


Background: The overall pattern of food insecurity has declined in the United States, but it has plateaued in Mississippi. Additionally, the food environment of the state has discouraging characteristics. This research seeks to understand the paradox between obesity and poverty in rural Mississippi.

Research Highlights:


Mississippi State University

Social Science Research Center

1 Research Blvd #102A

Starkville, MS 39759

Email: genderimpactslab@ssrc.msstate.edu