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What's being done about food insecurity?

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Community organizations are stepping in to help with food insecurity. Food banks, food pantries, soup kitchens, and feeding programs all work to supply healthy food and meals.

National government programs can also help address food insecurity. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps people with low incomes afford the food they need, and child nutrition programs, like the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), help make sure children have enough food during and after school.

From: What Is Food Insecurity? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

CDC: “About Chronic Disease.”

Feeding America: “Child Nutrition Programs.”

Food Research and Action Center: “Hunger & Health: The Impact of Poverty, Food Insecurity, and Poor Nutrition on Health and Well-Being.”

Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion: “Food Insecurity.”

United States Department of Agriculture: “Food Security in the U.S.: Measurement,” “Definitions of Food Insecurity.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on August 18, 2019

SOURCES:

CDC: “About Chronic Disease.”

Feeding America: “Child Nutrition Programs.”

Food Research and Action Center: “Hunger & Health: The Impact of Poverty, Food Insecurity, and Poor Nutrition on Health and Well-Being.”

Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion: “Food Insecurity.”

United States Department of Agriculture: “Food Security in the U.S.: Measurement,” “Definitions of Food Insecurity.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on August 18, 2019

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