food secure

adjective

Definition of food secure

also food-secure
: able to consistently access or afford adequate food
  • A food-secure household is not simply fed—it is free from the fear of hunger and not forced into unthinkable options (heat or eat) or short-sighted decisions (cheap, quick calories versus more nourishing choices).
  • —Jim Hanna

food security

noun
    • The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) defines "food security" as access at all times by all people within a household to enough food for an active, healthy life. "Food insecurity," on the other hand, occurs when a household's consistent access to adequate food is limited by a lack of money and other resources at times during the year.
    • —Elyse Miller

First Known Use of food secure

1982


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