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Individual and Household Food Insecurity

The dimensions of food insecurity are different at the individual and household levels.

Food insecurity is dynamic in nature and ranges from anxiety about food supplies to absolute food deprivation.

food anxiety ---> compromises in food quality ---> compromises in food quantity --->  “hunger“


 Individual level

 Household level


 insufficient intake

 food depletion


 nutritional inadequacy 

 unsuitable food


 lack of choice, feelings of deprivation

 food anxiety


 disrupted eating patterns

 acquiring food in socially unacceptable ways