Administrative Publication No. (AP-072) 33 pp

September 2016

Statistical Supplement to Household Food Security in the United States in 2015

This is the statistical supplement for USDA’s annual report on households’ access to adequate food for active, healthy living.

Errata: On September 17, 2020, Table S9 was revised to correct errors in row labels. Values in the table are unchanged but are now correctly labeled for 8 items from the food security questionnaire: Relied on few kinds of low cost food to feed children; Couldn’t feed child(ren) balanced meals; Child(ren) were not eating enough; Adult(s) cut size of meals or skipped meals; Respondent ate less than felt he/she should; Respondent hungry but didn’t eat because couldn’t afford; Respondent lost weight; Adult(s) did not eat for whole day.

Keywords: Food security, food insecurity, food spending, food pantry, soup kitchen, emergency kitchen, material well-being, material hardship, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, SNAP, Food Stamp Program, National School Lunch Program, Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, WIC

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