Championing Food Access for Better Health

As the most commonly reported unmet social need, food security hits close to home, impacting every community in our nation. That’s why Anthem is leading the way to expand access to nutritious foods and improve health.

Watch the video to learn more about the link between food and health and what Anthem is doing to make nutritious food more accessible.

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Food insecurity isn’t an isolated or far-off problem—it’s close to home.

Food security is the most commonly reported unmet social need in the United States. That means people you know—your neighbors, coworkers, and friends—could be facing food insecurity. You might even be surprised to find out that your community houses food deserts where it’s difficult to buy healthy, affordable food.

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Associated Press, 04-01-2021

America is starting to claw its way out of the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, but food insecurity persists, especially for children and older adults.

The Wall Street Journal, 04-01-2021

Economic strain caused by the Covid-19 pandemic will likely leave an estimated 1.4 million New York City residents struggling to afford adequate food this year, according to Feeding America, a nationwide network of food banks.

SELF, 03-19-2021

We’ve all seen the lines. Dozens, hundreds, sometimes thousands of people either standing socially distanced or navigating their cars through orange cones in an effort to pick up a bag or a box of food to feed themselves and their families.

Well + Good, 03-23-2021

When Chui, a 72-year-old Chinese American woman from Southern California, goes grocery shopping, she does not always choose the foods she wants, but instead, what she can carry home on foot.

ThinkAnthem, 03-30-2021

I’m an emergency room doctor by background, and anyone who has worked clinically knows the impact of social factors on people’s lives. What does it mean to prescribe an antibiotic to a patient if he or she doesn’t have insurance, or even a home?  Or, what does it mean to continuously prescribe asthma medication for a child who is constantly surrounded...

SELF, 03-18-2021

We need to be more fluid on what “healthy eating” really means.

VeryWell Health, 03-18-2021

A new study found that adults who followed high-intensity, lifestyle-based weight-loss interventions were successful at managing their weight.

The Hill, 03-11-2021

It seems like a paradox: 50 million Americans are hungry, yet 40 percent of food produced in the U.S. goes to waste. In fact, this paradox illuminates chronic problems in our nation’s industrial food system.

Business Insider, 03-09-2021

Lack of access to healthy food could make it harder to lose weight, even if you’re on an intense diet and exercise program, according to a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.