Post-recession, a greater share of food-insecure children have parents who are unemployed or working part-time

by Alisha Coleman-Jensen and Mark Nord

Between 2007 and 2011, the percentage of U.S. households with food-insecure children increased from 8.3 to 10.0 percent. Households with food insecurity among children are those in which one or more children lack consistent access to adequate food because the household has insufficient money and other resources for food.