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Addressing food insecurity starts with asking the right questions

FairFoodsWhile some American families are trying to figure out what to do with all the leftover turkey and stuffing, others are worrying about having enough food to make it through the week.

The problem is widespread and cuts across urban, suburban and rural communities. More than 15 million U.S. children live in households struggling with food insecurity, a term defined by the USDA as “limited or uncertain access to adequate food.”

Although food insecurity is not a new issue in the U.S., the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) just issued a policy statement in October recommending for the first time that pediatricians screen for it.

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