Food Insecurity: What Texas Health Steps Providers Need to Know

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What you'll learn

    How to identify, screen, and assist children and adolescents who lack adequate nutritious food for an active, healthy life.

Accessing affordable and nutritious food is a challenge for many Americans.

USDA, 2019

Consumer choices about food spending and diet are likely to be influenced by the accessibility and affordability of food retailers—travel time to shopping, availability of healthy foods, and food prices. Some people and places, especially those with low income, may face greater barriers in accessing healthy and affordable food retailers, which may negatively affect diet and food security.

USDA, 2019