The percentage of the children under 18 years old that do not have consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life. Food insecurity refers to a lack of available financial resources for food at the household level.
Food insecurity is a social determinant of health. Low-income families are affected by multiple, overlapping issues like lack of affordable housing, social isolation, chronic or acute health problems, high medical costs, and low wages. People experiencing food insecurity often consume a nutrient-poor diet, which may contribute to the development of obesity, heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, and other chronic diseases.
In 2018, Child food insecurity rate in Alachua County was 18.2 compared to Florida at 19.4. The line graph shows change over time when there are at least three years of data.
Alachua County is in the second quartile for this measure. This means that relative to other counties in Florida, the situation occurs more often in about half of the counties, and it occurs less often in about one quarter of the counties. The map illustrates county data by quartile. When fewer than 51 counties have data or zero values, no quartile map will be presented.Links: Healthy People 2030|Other Resource
Child food insecurity rate, Percent of Population Under 18, 2018
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Child food insecurity rate, Percentage of Population Under 18, Single Year