Change Indicator

Food insecurity by children in Virginia

Food insecurity by children

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Note: Non-consecutive years appear adjacent in the trend line
because one or more years have been deselected.

Definition and Source



Food insecurity refers to USDA's measure of lack of access, at times, to enough food for an active, healthy life for all household members and limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate foods.Percentage reflects number of children identified as food insecure of the total child population. Data from 2018 are NOT directly comparable to data from any prior study due to methodological changes made in 2018.

Data Source

Map the Meal Gap: Food Insecurity and Child Food Insecurity Estimates at the County Level. Feeding America.

Please use the following for citation:

Gundersen, C., Strayer, M., Dewey, A., Hake, M., & Engelhard, E. (2021). Map the Meal Gap 2021: An Analysis of County and Congressional District Food Insecurity and County Food Cost in the United States in 2019. Feeding America.


Last Updated: April 2022
*updates made in Jan 2022 to 2019 data were for the adult population not children. Data is correct and up to date. 

Last Updated

October 2022