As National Public Health Week (held April 3-9) draws to a close, there have been conversations about taking strides toward better food choices. The theme for this year, Centering and Celebrating Cultures in Health, is particularly befitting because of the impact of food insecurity on society. Still, public health has a long way to go in improving access to healthy food in underserved populations.
Food insecurity is the limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foods or the limited or uncertain ability to acquire acceptable foods in socially acceptable ways.
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