Good nutrition helps children grow up healthy and can prevent diseases, including obesity. But during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, millions of families nationwide are food insecure—unable to afford enough food to support a healthy life. Several federal policies aim to make healthy foods accessible and affordable to children and adults nationwide, and states play a big role in how these policies are implemented. Use the map below to explore state-by-state data about child food insecurity, and how federal nutrition programs can support better child nutrition. Choose a state and a policy to get started, and compare policies across states.
Child Food Insecurity Rate What percentage of children lack consistent access to enough food to support a healthy life?