Food Security vs Food Insecurity

This blogpost explores the meaning of food security versus food insecurity. Food security is the confidence of knowing where and when your next meal will be and that if hungry, one will soon be able to feed oneself. The World Food Summit of 1996 defined food security as “when all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life.” On the other hand, food insecurity is the inability to know where and when one’s next meal will be. The post also covers four levels of food security, causes and effects of food insecurity, elements of food security, and the distinction between hunger and food insecurity.

Record Type: 
Stakeholder Resource
Publication Date: 
October, 2022
Date: 
October 2022
Source: 
Partner Resources
Topics/Subtopics: 
  • Supportive Services
    • SNAP/Food Assistance
  • Special Populations
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