Learn more about USDA's work in Global Food Security in this fact sheet which documents some of our most significant accomplishments of the past three years. To read about more of our results, visit www.usda.gov/results.
Food Security Measurement
USDA developed household food security measures to empower local communities to assess their food security levels and incorporate their results into the national nutrition monitoring system, providing a rich data source for analyzing changes in the level and distribution of food security in the United States.
USDA conducts and provides research on food security and hunger in U.S. households and communities. This research facilitates informed public debate regarding food security, and its impact on the well-being of children, adults, families, and communities, as well as its relationship to public policies, public assistance programs, and the economy.