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The Food Environment and Food Insecurity: Perceptions of Rural, Suburban, and Urban Food Pantry Clients in Iowa
Family Economics and Nutrition Review
  • Steven Garasky, Iowa State University
  • Louis Wright Morton, Iowa State University
  • Kimberly A. Greder, Iowa State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2004
Abstract

Poverty, food insecurity, and hunger are increasing across the Nation as Federal, State, and local economies continue to struggle. In 2003, the official U.S. poverty rate was 12.5 percent (35.9 million people), up from 12.1 percent (34.6 million people) in 2002 (DeNavas-Walt, Proctor, & Mills, 2004). Meeting nutritional needs is particularly troublesome for poor families: More than 12 million households (11.1 percent) have reported food-related hardships due to insufficient resources; 3.8 million (3.5 percent) households have reported experiencing hunger (Nord, Andrews, & Carlson, 2003). Further, households with children have been reported as being twice as likely to be food insecure, compared with households without children (Nord et al., 2003).

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This article is from Family Economics and Nutrition Review 16 (2004): 41–48.

Language
en
Date Available
2013-11-15
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Citation Information
Steven Garasky, Louis Wright Morton and Kimberly A. Greder. "The Food Environment and Food Insecurity: Perceptions of Rural, Suburban, and Urban Food Pantry Clients in Iowa" Family Economics and Nutrition Review Vol. 16 Iss. 2 (2004) p. 41 - 48
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kimberly_greder/44/