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Define Food Security

Safe, nutritious, and culturally desirable food for all members of the household lasting the entire month

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Define High Food Security

Consistently access adequate food

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Define Marginal Food Security

Occasional problems accessing adequate food, but the quality, variety, and quantity of food intake were not substantially reduced

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Define Low Food Security

Reduced quality, variety, and desirability of their diets, but the quantity and meal patterns were not substantially disrupted

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Define Very-Low Food Security

At times during the month/year, eating patters of

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4 Key Factors Influencing Food Security

Financial
Transportation
Environmental
Access to local

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Parts of Financial Impact

Personal income
Regional income
National income

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Part of Transportation Costs

Transportation of food
Transportation of you to the store

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Acute Consequences of Hunger

Physical discomfort
Irritability
Attention & motor skill deficits
Hangry

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Chronic Consequences of Hunger

Permanently impaired growth and development

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How does hunger affect learning?

Distracts healthy children from lessons
Causes them to distract others
Everyone's learning suffers

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Frequent Hunger Permanently Impairs

Physical, intellectual, & emotional
Growth & development
Chronic & acute disease risk
Increased dropout rate

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Dropouts Increase the Risk of

Substance abuse
Criminal activity
Incarceration
Teen PG
Generational Poverty

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Screening Tool

Well-child checkups
Pre-natal appointments
Adult with BMI outside of normal range

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Why screen all adults?

BMI doesn't reflect hunger
Adults gestate, care for & feed children
Low-income adults choose between health, housing & food

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Ultimate Goal of Programs to Decrease Hunger

Ensure all kids are FED, FIT, and ready to LEARN so that they can grow to be healthy adults who are ready to EARN