Research and Reports

Food Security in the United States: Recommended Readings

USDA. Economic Research Service.

Articles and reports, technical information, survey tools, and research reports related to household food security and community food security.

Together We Can logo Food Security Action Resources

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Resources from USDA/FNS to assist professionals working to combat food insecurity.

Children's HealthWatch Research

Children's HealthWatch.

Formerly the Children's Sentinel Nutrition Assessment Program (C-SNAP).

Food Insecurity and Hunger in the United States: An Assessment of the Measure, 2006

National Research Council of the National Academies. Committee on National Statistics.

FRAC E-pubs

Food Research and Action Center.

Includes a listing of various electronic publications, including the free Weekly News Digest, which highlights news, trends, and reports on hunger, nutrition and poverty issues at FRAC, the US Department of Agriculture, around the network of national, state and local anti-poverty and anti-hunger organizations, and in the media.

Monitoring Progress Since the World Food Summit

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

Web site devoted to monitoring progress toward ending global hunger since the 1996 and 2002 World Food Summit. Links to archived sites for both previous summits as well as documents, partners, and other resources.

Sources of Variation in State-Level Food Stamp Participation Rates (PDF | 539KB)

USDA. Economic Research Service.

Using data for 2003 from the Food Stamp Program Quality Control and Current Population Survey, this study examined factors that help to explain the variation in the participation rate in the Food Stamp Program across States.

FANTA Research

Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance (FANTA) III Project.

FANTA's research and assessments of nutrition and food security interventions.

Food Security Assessment, GFA 16, 2005

USDA. Economic Research Service.

Hunger Reports

Bread for the World Institute

Covers the state of world hunger and provides analysis of the causes of, and solutions to, hunger.

The State of Food Insecurity in the World, 2005

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

USDA State Fact Sheets

USDA. Economic Research Service.

State fact sheets provide information on population, income, education, employment, federal funds, organic agriculture, farm characteristics, farm financial indicators, top commodities, and exports, for each State in the United States.

Household Food Security in the United States, 2002

USDA. Economic Research Service.

Provides statistics on the food security of U.S. households, as well as on how much they spent for food and the extent to which food-insecure households participated in Federal and community food assistance programs. October 2003.

Dietary Diversity as a Food Security Indicator, June 2002 (PDF | 401 KB)

International Food Policy Research Institute.

Examines whether dietary diversity provides information on food security. June 2002.

The Paradox of Hunger and Obesity in America (PDF | 470 KB)

Brandeis University. Center on Hunger and Poverty; Food Research & Action Center.

Food Insecurity in Higher Income Households, 2002

USDA. Economic Research Service.

Household Food Security in the United States, 2004

USDA. Economic Research Service.

Domestic Food and Nutrition Security

American Dietetic Association.

Describes the position of the American Dietetic Association on domestic food security. J Am Diet Assoc. 2002;102:1840-1847.

Household Food Security in the United States, 2003

USDA. Economic Research Service.

The State of Food and Agriculture

UN. Food and Agricultural Organization.

Outlines the progress made in food and agriculture in the year 2001. Includes a section on the "The Cost of Hunger" which explains the impact of hunger on labor

The State of the World's Children 2001: Focus on Early Childhood


Focuses on the daily lives of parents and other caregivers who are striving to meet the needs of these young children.

The State of Food and Agriculture

UN. Food and Agricultural Organization.

Outlines the progress made in food and agriculture in the year 2000. Includes a section on "Food and nutrition security: why food production matters" which describes the trends in food security over the last 50 years.