What Is Food Insecurity? - Definition, Impact & Prevention Efforts


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How many kilocalories does the average person consume on a daily basis?

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1. Which of the following is an accurate description of food insecurity?

2. Which effort does NOT combat food insecurity?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of food insecurity and how it can be combated. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the average person's caloric intake as well as the essential meaning of food insecurity.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The amount of kilocalories the average person consumes each day
  • The essential meaning of food insecurity
  • All the efforts already in place to mitigate food insecurity
  • The organization helping to distribute donated food to those in need
  • The main cause of food insecurity

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as food insecurity and Feeding America
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related food insecurity lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the causes of food insecurity and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how to prevent food insecurity

Additional Learning

To learn more about the condition of food insecurity in the world, review the corresponding lesson on Food Insecurity. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Know the typical caloric intake of a person
  • Differentiate between food security and food insecurity
  • Explore the causes of food insecurity
  • Understand approaches to combat food insecurity