The purpose of this article is to evaluate the disaster emergency food supply in low-income, African-American and Oaxacan-American households in the United States. The project systematically inventoried the food supply in low-income African-American (n = 30) and Oaxacan-American households (n = 30) to determine the number of days that the food supply provided all household members with 100% of the daily value for calories (HCD, household calorie days) and to project the impact of losing food-related resources. Oaxacan-American households had a mean of 17.14 ± 13.27 standard deviation HCD whereas African-American households averaged 16.74 ± 14.02 standard deviation HCD. Three days after loss of resources, 40% of Oaxacan-American and 47% of African-American households would have exhausted their food supplies for the household.
- Disaster emergency preparedness
- Household calorie days
- Household food supply
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nutrition and Dietetics