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Food Security, Poverty, and Human Development
This article summarizes the data on household and children’s food insecurity and its relationship with children’s health and development and with mothers’ depressive symptoms. Food insecurity can be a prevalent risk to the growth, health, cognitive, and behavioral potential to America’s poor and near-poor children. In a country like the United States, food insecurity is readily measured and rapidly remediable through policy changes, the only constraint is political will.