Race in Chicago: A Look at Chicago’s Ongoing Food Insecurity Struggle

University of Illinois Cancer Center member Angela Odoms-Young, PhD, associate professor of kinesiology and nutrition and a member of the UI Cancer Center’s Cancer Prevention and Control program, was interviewed by NBC Channel 5 for a story on Chicago’s ongoing struggle with food insecurity. “It’s been a problem for many years. We know that Chicago has an issue that relates to racial segregation. People lack access to sort of basic resources and one of those basic resources is retail food,” Odoms-Young was quoted in the story.


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