Key Facts on Food Insecurity and Hunger Among Latino Children

Fact Sheet

Despite strong national nutrition assistance programs to support families in obtaining nutritious foods in times of great need, many Americans still struggle to put food on the table. More than 12.9 million households in the United States are food insecure, meaning that more than one in ten families lacks nutritionally adequate and safe foods and has a limited or uncertain ability to acquire acceptable foods in socially acceptable ways. Furthermore, more than one in six U.S. children (17.2%) is food insecure; this is an alarming statistic, given that families often take great measures to ensure that their children do not go hungry. Data indicate that limited food resources play a strong role in the prevalence of hunger and food insecurity, negatively affecting Latino children’s development


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