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
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