Saturday, July 1, 2017
FOOD INSECURITY DOWN AMONG CHILDREN, BUT STILL HIGH
Rates of children living in households characterized by food insecurity or very low food security have improved since 2014. Nevertheless, in 2015, food insecurity remained unconscionably high, with more than 13 million children in 2015 living in a household characterized by food insecurity—over 1 in 6 children in America. Even more troubling, in 2015 more than 6 million children were food insecure themselves and another half a million children suffered one or more periods during which their food intake was reduced and normal eating patterns were disrupted because the household lacked money and other resources for food. In 22 states, more than 20% of children lived in food insecure households (CT’s rate was 17.6%).