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Food insecurity is a widespread issue plaguing roughly 12.3% of households in the United States, which is a total of roughly 15.6 million families. It is defined as the limited or uncertain access to adequate and nutritious food. At times, it is struggling to find any food at all and wondering when your next meal will be. Food insecure areas tend to have less supermarkets and convenience stores, resulting in lower availability of healthy food options like fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and more.
Family and Consumer Sciences
Bachelor of Science (BS)
Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration
Fontbonne University Archives
St. Louis, MO
food insecurity, food deserts, health risks, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, mental health
Stapleton, Maxwell, "Understanding Food Insecurity" (2021). FCS Advocacy Posters. 11.
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