Household Food Security in the United States in 2012 by Alisha Coleman-Jensen | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
Household Food Security in the United States in 2012

Household Food Security in the United States in 2012

by Alisha Coleman-Jensen
     
 
An estimated 85.5 percent of American households were food secure throughout the
entire year in 2012, meaning that they had access at all times to enough food for an active,
healthy life for all household members. The remaining households (14.5 percent) were
food insecure at least some time during the year, including 5.7 percent with very low food

Overview

An estimated 85.5 percent of American households were food secure throughout the
entire year in 2012, meaning that they had access at all times to enough food for an active,
healthy life for all household members. The remaining households (14.5 percent) were
food insecure at least some time during the year, including 5.7 percent with very low food
security—meaning that the food intake of one or more household members was reduced
and their eating patterns were disrupted at times during the year because the household
lacked money and other resources for food. The change in food insecurity overall (from
14.9 percent in 2011) was not statistically significant. The prevalence rate of very low food
security was unchanged from 5.7 percent in 2011. Children were food-insecure in 10.0
percent of households with children in 2012, unchanged from 2011. In 2012, the typical
food-secure household spent 26 percent more on food than the typical food-insecure
household of the same size and household composition. Fifty-nine percent of all foodinsecure households participated in one or more of the three largest Federal food and
nutrition assistance programs during the month prior to the 2012 survey

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940149042029
Publisher:
ReadCycle
Publication date:
12/20/2013
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
67 KB

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