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The National Food Access and COVID research Team (NFACT) is a collaboration of researchers across 15 states exploring the impact of COVID-19 on food access, food security, and food systems. The NFACT collaborators are all implementing a common survey, in whole or part across 17 study sites, and data will be aggregated for large scale analyses. NFACT is led by Meredith Niles at the University of Vermont and governed by an executive team made up of researchers from the University of Vermont, Johns Hopkins, Arizona State University, and the University of Arizona. In addition, NFACT collaborators are working in 17 study sites across the United States.
Faculty members at Auburn University and Auburn University at Montgomery have worked in conjunction with NFACT to administer the survey with Alabama residents. Preliminary results are being shared through this policy brief. Alabama Cooperative Extension System contributors include the following:
- Sondra Parmer, Alabama Extension program leader for nutrition programs, including SNAP-Ed
- Katie Funderburk, Alabama Extension specialist and registered dietitian
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