Times of Oman: Heightened food worries linked to worse mental health
News Source: Times of Oman, UBC News
September 23, 2021
“Our research and advocacy efforts need to continue to seek out more effective strategies to make sure that everyone has physical, social and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food.” – Dr. Jennifer Black
Dr. Jennifer Black, CSFS Associate and Professor in UBC’s Faculty of Land and Food Systems, spoke about her recent paper which examined the associations between food worry and mental health during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic. The study found that Indigenous participants, people with pre-existing health conditions, and those who had children were more likely to be concerned about their food supply.