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date: 13 November 2019

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Food insecurity and hunger are significant problems in the United States, affecting millions of people, including 17% of U.S. children. The consequences of food insecurity and hunger can include a poor quality diet, inadequate nutrient intake, and adverse health, developmental and psychosocial problems in children, as well as increased risk of obesity, depression, and chronic disease in adults. Food and nutrition programs require adequate funding, increased access, and further evaluation to achieve the goals of ending hunger and assuring national food security.

Keywords: hunger, food insecurity, food insufficiency, nutrition, food programs, poverty

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