Most U.S. households have consistent, dependable access to enough food for active, healthy living—they are food secure. But a minority of American households experience food insecurity at times during the year, meaning that their access to adequate food is limited by a lack of money and other resources. This 2012 report updates the national statistics on food security, household food spending, and the use of Federal food and nutrition assistance by food-insecure households.
- Author: Coleman-Jensen, Alisha; Nord, Mark; Carlson, Steven. Economic Research Service.
- Publisher: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
- Posted: December 3, 2012
- Type: Report and Research