In 2017, the US department of agriculture estimated that
approximately 1 in 7 U.S. households was “food insecure”: they
either lacked the money to purchase enough food, or to purchase
healthy food. Public policy advocates and politicians alike have
branded the prevailing hourly federal minimum wage of $7.25 a
“starvation wage,” yet the impact of raising the minimum wage on
consumer nutrition is surprisingly underexplored.