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Latah: Food insecurity

Food insecurity has significant consequences for the population's health, educational outcomes, income, and workforce participation. According to the USDA, a household is considered to be food insecure if, at any time during the previous year, there was a lack of access to sufficient food for a healthy and active life for every household member due to a lack of resources.
 
In Latah in 2017:
  • the food insecure population made up 17 percent of the population and numbered 6,480.
  • food insecure children made up 17 percent of all children under age 18 and numbered 1,220. 
In Latah in 2010:
  • the food insecure population made up 18 percent of the population and numbered 6,440.
  • food insecure children made up 21 percent of all children under age 18 and numbered 1,380.
Between 2010 and 2017, the food insecure population in Latah increased by 1 percent and the number of food insecure children decreased by 10 percent.
 

To get the most out of this indicator . . .

Ask questions:

· Are overall and child food security rates increasing or decreasing over time?

· How do your county’s overall and child food insecurity rates compare to the state or national rate?

Look at other indicators:

· “Income and poverty: Poverty rate, overall” – How does the food insecurity rate compare to the overall poverty rate?

· “Income and poverty: Reduced price school lunch program” – How many school-age children are from low-income families?

Dig deeper:

· Look at the county rankings for your state and/or view maps to see how your county compares to others.

· Download data for your county or state to view the total population who are food insecure.

· Take a Big Picture view of your county.





Source: 2010-2017: Map the Meal Gap, (http://www.feedingamerica.org/); DATE LAST UPDATED: December 19, 2019.




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