Food insecurity - total population and children under 18 in Tennessee

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Definitions: Data represent the estimated number and percentage of population under food insecurity for a given year. Food insecurity refers to the 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 insecurity may also reflect a household need to make trade-offs between important basic needs, such as housing or medical bills, and purchasing nutritionally adequate foods. Food insecure households are not necessarily food insecure all the time. 

Data Source: Feeding America, Map the Meal Gap 2017, Food Insecurity and Child Food Insecurity Estimates at the County Level. Kids Count division of the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth collected and organized data.

Footnotes: Population and food insecurity data in the state totals row do not reflect the sum of all counties in that state. The state totals are aggregated from the congressional districts data in that state.