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Basic Facts About Food Insecurity Among Children in the United States, 2008

Vanessa Wight; Kalyani Thampi

Title:
Basic Facts About Food Insecurity Among Children in the United States, 2008
Author(s):
Wight, Vanessa
Thampi, Kalyani
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Reports
Department:
National Center for Children in Poverty
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Columbia University. National Center for Children in Poverty, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
Publisher Location:
New York
Abstract:
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), food security is defined as having, “dependable access to enough food for active, healthy living.” Conversely, food insecurity, or the lack of consistent access to adequate food, means that the “the food intake of one or more household members was reduced and their eating patterns were disrupted at times during the year because the household lacked money and other resources for food.” The USDA classifies households by the level of food insecurity they have experienced (for example, low or very low food security). The food insecurity status of households with children is further classified by whether it affects only adults or whether it affects children and by the level of food insecurity among the children.
Subject(s):
Individual and family studies
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Suggested Citation:
Vanessa Wight, Kalyani Thampi, 2010, Basic Facts About Food Insecurity Among Children in the United States, 2008, Columbia University Academic Commons, http://hdl.handle.net/10022/AC:P:10716.

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