6 in 10 People Experienced Food Insecurity for the First Time During the Pandemic

The pandemic has changed the world as we know it, causing a tragic crisis in public health, the economy, and food insecurity. The number of people suffering from hunger and malnutrition, especially children, continues to rise and is threatening the most vulnerable communities.

Partnering with Feed the Children under our Nutrition for Zero Hunger initiative, we commissioned OnePoll to assess the pandemic’s impact on food insecurity and families around the globe. The survey included more than 9,000 respondents from 21 countries.

Here are the key findings:

Access to affordable healthy food should be the norm for every person but, tragically, we find ourselves in a global crisis that needs our attention with more than 820 million people around the world living in hunger, a crisis that has been compounded by the pandemic.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) emphasizes that school programs can play a crucial role in tackling malnutrition, improving diets, and developing good, life-long healthy eating habits. As a global nutrition company, Herbalife Nutrition empowers people to access important information about nutrition, health, and well-being.

One of the ways we do that is by educating consumers about nutrient density and how to make healthier choices. Understanding the guidelines for a healthy balanced diet is important and we need, as a human race, to ensure that people all over the world have access to affordable healthy foods.

We also provide critical resources and expertise to communities around the world through our Nutrition for Zero Hunger initiative. Collaborating with leading nonprofit partners, we are committed to find the answers to this challenge.


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Kent L. Bradley, M.D., MBA, MPH – Chief Health and Nutrition Officer

Kent L. BradleyM.D., MBA, MPH – Chief Health and Nutrition Officer

Dr. Bradley is a retired Army Colonel, graduate of the United States Military Academy and has a Master in Public Health from the University of Minnesota, an executive MBA from the University of Denver, and a medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland. He is board certified in Public Health and Preventive Medicine and holds a certificate in Corporate Governance from INSEAD.