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Hunger, Poverty, and Health During COVID-19 SPOTLIGHT: Women FIGURE 1: Women Prior to and During COVID-19 Prior to COVID-19 During COVID-19 Hunger Poverty Health Hunger Poverty Health Higher Hunger among Poverty slightly Food insecurity unemployment Increased domestic single mothers is higher among during pregnancy Slightly higher and rates violence; higher almost double that women; persistent lea. [...] Jobs that having enough to eat were women.17 Hunger, Poverty, and Health in Women n Food Research & Action Center n May 2021 n www.frac.org 1 Poverty: Women have been more likely to lose their job Impact of the Federal Nutrition during COVID-19, be on unpaid leave, be employed with increased absences, and have dropped out of the workforce Programs entirely compared to men.18,19. [...] WIC improves food security and health n Compared to men, women have been more likely to report among pregnant women and improves birth outcomes.31 The skipping preventive health care visits and a recommended American Rescue Plan included funding for improving service medical test or treatment.23 innovation and WIC outreach to reach more eligible women, n Pregnant women are more likely to suffer se. [...] during the pandemic,27 particularly pregnant women.28 Hunger, Poverty, and Health in Women n Food Research & Action Center n May 2021 n www.frac.org 2 Endnotes 1 Food insecurity is the inability to acquire adequate nutritious food due to 13 Carmich. [...] Accessed on April 14, of COVID-19 on Gender Equality.