During Pandemic, Nine Million Brazilians Went Without Meals Due to Lack of Money

A survey conducted by IBOPE (Brazilian Institute of Public Opinion and Statistics) and UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund) points out that homes with children and adolescents have also suffered from poorer quality food, which contributes to obesity.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The novel coronavirus pandemic has affected the quality and quantity of food that Brazilian children and adolescents are consuming.

In addition, in several other aspects, their households have been the most affected by the economic and social crisis triggered by the virus in Brazil. This is the conclusion of a survey conducted by the IBOPE and UNICEF with adults living with adolescents and children between four and 17 years of age.

According to the survey, 21 percent of all respondents said they experienced times when food ran out and there was no money to buy more . . .

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