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Children living in households that were food insecure at some point during the year in United States

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Children under age 18 living in households, where in the previous 12 months, there was an uncertainty of having, or an inability to acquire, enough food for all household members because of insufficient money or other resources.

For more information on the definition of Food Security/Insecurity see:

Data Source

2001-2021 Current Population Survey, Food Security Supplement. Estimates represent a three-year average.


Updated September 2022.
N.A. – Data not available.

Last Updated

September 2022