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Heflin Quoted in Associated Press Article on Food Insecurity Among Military Families

November 15, 2021

The Associated Press

Colleen Heflin

Colleen Heflin


As many as 160,000 active-duty military members are having trouble feeding their families, underscoring how long-term food insecurity has extended into every aspect of American life, including the military. Colleen Heflin, professor of public administration and international affairs, says the lack of Pentagon interest has led to a critical shortage of proper study or data on the issue. "In my experiences, it’s hard to explain this to Department of Defense officials," she says. "They find it embarrassing and something they would not like to acknowledge." Read more in the Associated Press article, "Thousands of military families struggle with food insecurity."


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