Chapter 2: Getting to 2020: Goals and Indicators Add to Collection

Goal 15: All Vermonters will have access to fresh, nutritionally balanced food that they can afford. Add to Collection

In a country as wealthy, powerful, and agriculturally productive as the United States, it is inconceivable that people suffer through food insecurity (defined by USDA as the limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foods or limited or uncertain ability to acquire acceptable foods in socially acceptable ways) or very low food security (defined by USDA as times during the year where eating patterns of one or more household members were disrupted and food intake reduced because the household lacked money and other resources for food). The effects of hunger and food insecurity impact the health, lifelong success, and well-being of people. Goal 15 aims to mitigate food insecurity in Vermont by improving access to healthy, affordable food for all Vermonters.

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  1. Household Food Insecurity in the United States Decreased from 2011 to 2015
  2. Very Low Household Food Security in the United States Decreased from 2011 to 2015
  3. Food Insecurity in Vermont and New England is Up Since Great Recession but has Decreased Recently (1999-2015)
  4. U.S. Food Insecurity Varies by Race and Female Head of Household but has Decreased from Great Recession (2003-2015)
  5. Top 25 Food Expenditures by SNAP and Non-SNAP Households (2011)
  6. Top 25 Food Expenditures by Commodity by SNAP and Non-SNAP Households (2011)
  7. Top 25 Food Expenditures by Subcommodity by SNAP and Non-SNAP Households (2011)
  8. Average Monthly SNAP Benefit Per Person Decreased While the Percent of Population Participating in SNAP Increased from 2009 to 2014
  9. Average Monthly SNAP Benefit Per Person Decreased While the Percent of Population Participating in SNAP Increased (2009-2014)
  10. New England National School Lunch Program Participation Decreased from 2009 to 2013 but it is not Clear Why
  11. New England SNAP Participation Increased Since 2009 but Dropped for Several States, Including Vermont, in 2014
  12. Food Rescue from Vermont Sources Increased from 2011 to 2015
  13. U.S. Food Expenditures as Percentage of Total Expenditures are Correlated with Race (2003-2013)
  14. U.S. Food Expenditures are Correlated with Race (2003-2013)
  15. U.S. Food Expenditures for Home Consumption are Correlated with Race (2003-2013)
  16. U.S. Food Expenditures as Percentage of Total Expenditures are Correlated with Hispanic Origin (2003-2013)
  17. U.S. Food Expenditures are Correlated with Hispanic Origin (2003-2013)
  18. U.S. Food Expenditures for Home Consumption are Correlated with Hispanic Origin (2003-2013)
  19. U.S. Food Expenditures as Percentage of Total Expenditures are Correlated with Income (2003-2013)
  20. U.S. Food Expenditures are Correlated with Income (2003-2013)
  21. U.S. Food Expenditures for Home Consumption are Correlated with Income (2003-2013)
  22. U.S. Food Expenditures as Percentage of Total Expenditures are Correlated with Region (2003-2013)
  23. U.S. Food Expenditures are Correlated with Region (2003-2013)
  24. U.S. Food Expenditures for Home Consumption are Correlated with Region (2003-2013)