Report shows gains in U.S. households' food security

09/8/2011 | Reuters

Fewer U.S. households fell into the category of "very low food security" in 2010, with the biggest gains coming in homes with children, women who live alone and families with incomes below 185% of the poverty line, the government reported. Data showed that 85.5% of households were "food secure" in 2010, but the remaining 14.5% -- 17.2 million households -- lacked that status at some point during the year, and of those, almost 60% participated in a federal nutrition-assistance program.

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