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Food Insecurity

This guide explains the meaning of food security/insecurity in homes and on campuses across the US.

There are a number of videos available on this subject, both on the internet and through our available databases. This page features some useful examples. For more, we recommend accessing the Films on Demand database.

20% of kids are plagued by food insecurity - they lack reliable access to nourishing food. As a nutritionist Clancy’s mistake was assuming people had access to the quality food they needed. This resulted in their inability to provide healthy meals even after she taught them how.

A look at the problem of food insecurity in the US--a condition which affected 49 million Americans in 2013. Featuring insight and perspective from a range of distinguished experts, including from the food insecure themselves, "The American Food Disparity" examines food insecurity's causes and effects and throws into sharp relief the growing urgency with which it presents us.

Initiated by the work of then-graduate student Christopher Putvinski, who was working in Philadelphia to help reduce the high rates of food insecurity in that city, "The American Food Disparity" seeks to raise awareness about the issue and to move the discussion towards one of solution rather than mitigation.

Food pantries are appearing more frequently in a surprising type of location: colleges and universities. More than 700 educational institutions belong to a national nonprofit aiming to alleviate food insecurity among college students. From PBS station WTTW in Chicago, Brandis Friedman reports on how City Colleges and the Greater Chicago Food Depository are providing nutrition along with knowledge.

Hunger in Nebraska; where it happens, who is impacted, what is being done about it. Plus a Nebraska history moment.