Food Insecurity in Households With Children: Prevalence, Severity, and Household Characteristics, 2010-11

Economic Information Bulletin No. (EIB-113) 60 pp, May 2013

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by Alisha Coleman-Jensen, William McFall, and Mark Nord

An estimated 79 percent of households with children were food secure throughout the year in 2011, meaning that all the household members had consistent access to adequate food for active, healthy lives. This report examines the prevalence and severity of food insecurity in households with children by selected household characteristics.

Keywords: Food security, food insecurity, hunger, children, SNAP, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, WIC, National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs

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