Food Insecure Children

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Definitions: 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 insecure children are defined as children living in households experiencing food insecurity.

 

Data Source: Feeding America’s Map the Meal Gap project, extracted from http://www.feedingamerica.org/hunger-in-america/our-research/map-the-meal-gap/data-by-county-in-each-state.html. Base data from Current Population Survey, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Thrifty Food Plan, American Community Survey, and Bureau of Labor Statistics.

For additional information see http://www.feedingamerica.org/hunger-in-america/our-research/map-the-meal-gap/how-we-got-the-map-data.html