Original ArticlesExamining the Impact of Structural Racism on Food Insecurity Implications for Addressing Racial/Ethnic DisparitiesOdoms-Young, Angela PhD, MS; Bruce, Marino A. PhD, MSRC, MDivAuthor Information Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition, College of Applied Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago (Dr Odoms-Young); and Center for Research on Men's Health, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee (Dr Bruce). Correspondence: Angela Odoms-Young, PhD, MS, Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition, College of Applied Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1919 W. Taylor MC 517, Chicago, IL 60612 ([email protected]). The authors declare no conflict of interest. Family & Community Health: April/June 2018 - Volume 41 - Issue - p S3-S6 doi: 10.1097/FCH.0000000000000183 Buy Metrics Abstract Food insecurity is defined as “a household-level economic and social condition of limited or uncertain access to adequate food.” While, levels of food insecurity in the United States have fluctuated over the past 20 years; disparities in food insecurity rates between people of color and whites have continued to persist. There is growing recognition that discrimination and structural racism are key contributors to disparities in health behaviors and outcomes. Although several promising practices to reduce food insecurity have emerged, approaches that address structural racism and discrimination may have important implications for alleviating racial/ethnic disparities in food insecurity and promoting health equity overall. © 2018 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.