Reduce household food insecurity and hunger  — NWS‑01

This objective is a Leading Health Indicator (LHI). Learn about LHIs.

Status: Getting worse

Getting worse

Most Recent Data:
12.8 percent (2022)

6.0 percent

Desired Direction:
Decrease desired

11.1 percent of households were food insecure in 2018

Reduce household food insecurity and in doing so reduce hunger

Target-Setting Method
Maintain consistency with national programs, regulations, policies, or laws


Food insecurity is linked to negative health outcomes in children and adults, and it may cause children to have trouble in school. Giving more people benefits through nutrition assistance programs, increasing benefit amounts, and addressing unemployment may help reduce food insecurity and hunger.