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Published in Am J Public Health. 2011; 101:831–833. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2010. 199703


We examined the prevalence of food insecurity in migrant farmworkers in Georgia.Of these workers 62.83% did not have enough food, and non–H-2A workers had an adjusted risk of food insecurity almost 3 times higher than did H-2A workers. Lack of access to cooking facilities, transportation problems, and having children were additional risk factors. Migrant farmworkers are at extreme risk for food insecurity, although being an H-2A guestworker was protective within this population. Policy interventions are needed to protect these vulnerable farmworkers.

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