Discrimination and safety concerns are barriers to accessing healthy food for food-insecure emerging adults
University of Minnesota School of Public Health researchers recently completed a study to determine how food-insecure emerging adults adapted their eating and child-feeding behaviors during COVID-19.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been linked with six unhealthy eating behaviors
A University of Minnesota Medical School and School of Public Health study shows a slight increase in eating disorders, one of the deadliest psychiatric health concerns.
Understanding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on stress, mood, and substance use among young adults in Minnesota
The majority of young adults reported that the COVID-19 pandemic had some impact on their mood or stress levels and over one-third indicated that their pattern of substance use had changed in response to the pandemic.
Understanding Changes in Eating Behaviors Among Young Adults During COVID-19
The present study examined associations between stress, psychological distress, financial difficulties, and changes in eating behaviors during the pandemic.
Changes in Interpersonal Relationships of Emerging Adults during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Implications for Psychosocial Distress
Depressive symptoms and stress during the pandemic are higher among emerging adults who indicate that COVID-19 had a strong influence on their relationships with family members and friends.
Barriers to Food Access & Food Assistance Among Food Insecure Emerging Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Key themes from the interviews identified barriers to local food access and food assistance for food insecure young adults.
Family Meal Routines are Helpful for Health and Well-Being During COVID-19
Engaging in family meal routines may promote better dietary and emotional well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic, and potentially other public health crises.
Emerging adults are struggling with food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic
Lead researcher Nicole Larson says the study results reveal a need to expand food assistance benefits for people ages 18-26 years old, reduce barriers to safely purchasing healthy foods, and other measures.