February 6, 2023

Dawson County Journal

Dawson County, Nebraska

Inflation Caused 18 Percent of Americans to Skip Meals or Not Buy Groceries: Survey

High inflation rates have forced almost a fifth of the U.S. population to limit their food purchases, and meal intake, according to a new survey from the Nationwide Retirement Institute.
In the past 12 months, 40 percent of American households received food from a food bank, while 40 percent stopped buying healthier foods, states a news release on Oct. 25. While 18 percent of Americans did not buy groceries or chose to skip meals due to high inflation, this number rose to 23 percent among millennials and 28 percent among Gen Z.
Due to rising food insecurity, 14 percent of Americans have canceled or postponed plans to see a health specialist. Further, 10 percent avoided taking prescribed medication and 11 percent chose not to get an annual physical….
Source: The Epoch Times