What is food insecurity?
Food security is a federal measure of a household’s ability to provide enough food for every person in the household to have an active, healthy life. It’s the state of being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food. Food insecurity isn’t just a term used for foreign nations, it’s a term that applies to many in the USA.
At least 14 million children suffer from severe acute malnutrition around the world.
Good nutrition, particularly in the first few years of life, is important in establishing and maintaining a good foundation that can impact a child’s future physical and mental health, academic achievement, and economic productivity. Unfortunately, food insecurity and hunger are obstacles that threaten that critical foundation in the United States and around the world.