Food insecurity in Mississippi
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Definitions: Food insecurity refers to USDA's measure of lack of access, at times, to enough food for an active, healthy life for all household members and limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate foods. Food-insecure households are not necessarily food insecure all the time. Food insecurity may reflect a household's need to make trade-offs between important basic needs, such as housing or medical bills, and purchase nutritionally adequate foods.
Data Source: Available at: http://map.feedingamerica.org/
Footnotes: Updated May 2019.
Mississippi KIDS COUNT
- Mississippi KIDS COUNT
- Family and Children Research Unit, Social Science Research Center
- PO Box 5287
- Mississippi State, MS 39762
Linda H. Southward, Ph.D., Program Director
A division of the SSRC at Mississippi State University, the Family and Children Research Unit (FCRU) conducts research on issues affecting the health, safety, and well-being of children and families.