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What is food insecurity? 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) describes food insecurity as "a lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life." Food insecurity -- the condition assessed in the food security survey and represented in USDA food security reports -- is a household-level economic and social condition of limited or uncertain access to adequate food. Hunger is an individual-level physiological condition that may result from food insecurity. 

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