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Children living in households that were food insecure at some point during the year in the United States

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Note: Non-consecutive years appear adjacent in the trend line
because one or more years have been deselected.

Definitions: Children under age 18 living in households, where in the previous 12 months, there was an uncertainty of having, or an inability to acquire, enough food for all household members because of insufficient money or other resources.

For more information on the definition of Food Security/Insecurity see: https://www.ers.usda.gov/topics/food-nutrition-assistance/food-security-in-the-us/measurement/

Data Source: 2001-2018 Current Population Survey, Food Security Supplement. Estimates represent a three-year average.

Footnotes: Updated September 2019.
N.A. – Data not available.