Status: Getting worse

Getting worse

Most Recent Data:
0.85 percent (2020)

0.00 percent

Desired Direction:
Decrease desired

0.59 percent of households with children under 18 years had very low food security among children in 2018

Eliminate very low food security among children

Target-Setting Method


Children in the United States with very low food security often don’t have enough to eat. This is linked to negative health outcomes and may cause children to have trouble in school. Giving more people benefits through nutrition assistance programs, increasing benefit amounts, and reducing unemployment may help reduce very low food security in children.