Nutritious Food out of Reach for 20 Percent of U.S. Homes with Children

Written by Brian Krans | Published on September 1, 2015Brownie

Without access to nutritious food, children face risk factors for major diseases early in life. This “food insecurity” can also lead to family and psychological problems.

Nearly 20 percent of U.S. households with children lack access to foods that meet the nutritional requirements for an active, healthy lifestyle.

This “food insecurity” comes in many forms.

It includes poverty where a family can’t afford nutritious foods, living in a “food desert” where quality food isn’t available, or having too much junk food in a child’s diet. More at:

http://www.healthline.com/health-news/nutritious-food-out-of-reach-for-20-percent-of-us-homes-with-children-090115#1