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Food insecurity is an important and growing issue in the United States. As of 2012, 15.9% of individuals in the United States were food insecure. The USDA defines food insecurity as, "Consistent access to adequate food is I imited by a lack of money and other resources at times during the year." Our research wi I I compare food insecurity across four counties in Nebraska (Hall and Douglas) and Minnesota (Winona and Ramsey). This poster wi I I include information about two programs aimed at the food insecure: Women, Infants and Children (WIC), and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). We wi I I explore the usage of these two programs across the counties. Pol icy recommendations wi II also be included to address food insecurity within these counties.

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Final Report Form, Poster

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Aurea Osgood



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