Validity Evidence for the Use of the USDA Adult Food Security Survey Module with American Indian and Alaska Native Adults (USDA Tufts Food Security)

Status: Ended

Grant Start: 05/01/2021

Grant End: 11/30/2022

Inequities in access, availability, and affordability of nutritious foods produced by settler colonialism contribute to high rates of food insecurity among American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) households. Efforts to understand the impacts of food security programming among AI/AN individuals in the United States are constrained by the absence of validity evidence for food security assessments for this population. This study assessed whether AI/AN adult responses on the Food Security Survey Module provide an accurate assessment of food security prevalence, especially when compared to other racial and ethnic groups.

Funding Sponsors

  • U.S. Department of Agriculture

Study Type

  • Observational study
  • Survey
  • Quanititative Research

Heath Research Initiatives

  • American Indian and Alaska Native

Focus Areas

  • Food security