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June 19, 2014

Policy Snapshot Covers Impact of Food Insecurity on Health



June 2014 Policy SnapshotMost often, an assessment of the American diet leads to the conclusion that the problem is excess: too much sugar, too much fat, too much snacking and overly large portion sizes. But it’s not just excess that can lead to health problems. Food insecurity, or poor access to an adequate supply of healthy food, can also have an impact on health. For the millions of people in the U.S. who experience hunger, the negative consequences are very real and just as pernicious. 

The Center's June 2014 Policy SnapshotMore Than an Empty Plate: The Link Between Hunger and Health – examines food insecurity and the negative consequences it has on health.

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