Food Insecurity Resources

  • 1 in 6 US children live in a food-insecure household
  • Childhood food insecurity can lead to poor health status, mental health problems, and poor educational outcomes
  • Help is available for your family or patients – find resources using the links and information here

What is food insecurity? Food insecurity means not having adequate or consistent access to nutrition needed to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle. This means children may be missing meals or not receiving enough nutrition – which can lead to hunger or a higher risk of obesity. What that looks like on a day to day basis is a child not knowing if they will have a dinner available at night, or hungry on the weekends when they lose access to school breakfasts and lunches.

Resources For Families

Resources For Pediatricians