Food Insecurity in Kansas
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Percent of Children under Age 18 Living in Food Insecured Households
Data Source: Feeding America: Map the Meal Gap.
Children food insecurity has improved in all density county peer groups, around 1 percent point annual improvement. 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 purchasing nutritionally adequate foods. The current number represents calendar year 2018. The trend represents calendar years 2014 – 2018.
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