Food Assistance & Nutrition Research Program No. (FANRR-34-13) 2 pp

July 2003

Food Assistance Research Brief-Food Insecurity in Households With Children

Household food security, defined as access at all times to enough food for active healthy living, is taken for granted by most American children. However, some parents do have difficulty at times getting enough food for themselves and, more rarely, for their children. This brief examines the extent to which the diets and eating patterns of American children are disrupted because their families cannot always afford enough food.

Keywords: hunger, food insecurity, food security, food assistance

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Last updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2003

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