COVID-19 has had a major impact on food systems around the world.  Meredith is leading a national effort to document food access, security and systems impacts from COVID-19 through the National Food Access and COVID Research Team (NFACT).  NFACT collaborators are in 15 states across 18 study sites, which began in Vermont under Meredith's leadership.  The initial survey conducted in Vermont is now being utilized across other study sites for common measurements. The first combined study of the effort, a collection of more than 27,000 individuals in the first year of the pandemic was published in Current Developments in Nutrition.

The COVID-19 and Food Access survey instruments and codebooks can be found on Harvard Dataverse.