Food insecurity describes a household’s inability to provide enough food for every person to live an active, healthy life. Food insecurity is one way we can measure and assess the risk of hunger. In the United States currently, 1 in 8 people struggle with hunger and 1 in 6 children struggle with hunger. Feeding America, Map the Meal Gap estimated 13.9 percent of Florida’s population and 20.7 percent of Florida’s children experienced food insecurity during 2016.
Find data for your county regarding food insecurity and food insecurity among children in CHARTS’ Health Equity Profile.
DOH-Volusia’s Health Equity and Community Engagement Team is working with community partners at Derbyshire Place in Holly Hill. Collectively the partners are addressing food insecurity, nutrition education, economic development and social isolation of residents age 0 to more than 100. The group discussed a proposal to develop 42 garden beds, seating areas, edible shade trees and more. Derbyshire Place is a faith-based community center that provides a safe, caring environment where children and families can gather and foster growth in the areas of education, recreation, and spiritual development.
DOH-Volusia’s Jill Taufer, human services program specialist, and Akisia Hicks-German, health educator, are working with community partners at Derbyshire Place in Holly Hill to address food insecurity and more.
This webinar provides an overview of how to view and interpret data from CHARTS. Profile reports, 4-panel viewers, the community map and social & economic factors report, query systems, and atlases are all demonstrated. There is discussion about data utilization, including how to use years of potential life lost and the difference between age-adjusted and crude rates.
A recording of the webinar is available now. If you have questions, use the Ask a Question feature to contact the CHARTS team.