Policy & Research


Issue Brief: One in Six Kansas Households Were Food-Insecure in 2013

Households with children were at increased risk

By Barb J. LaClair, M.H.A., Shawna Chapman, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.A., Andrea N. Hinton, Jennifer Boden, M.A. | November 24, 2015

The Kansas Health Institute has released an issue brief entitled One in Six Kansas Households Were Food-Insecure in 2013. The brief analyzes data from the U.S. Census Bureau's Current Population Survey Food Security Supplement. In addition, the brief discusses the types of housesholds that were food-insecure, the costs and consequences and policy options for reducing food insecurity in Kansas.

For more detail on the issue of food insecurity in Kansas, please see the companion report, Food Insecurity in Kansas.

The Kansas Health Institute (KHI) delivers objective information, conducts credible research, and supports civil dialogue enabling policy leaders to make informed health policy decisions that enhance their effectiveness as champions for a healthier Kansas. Established in 1995 with a multiyear grant from the Kansas Health Foundation, KHI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization based in Topeka.