Community Food Security

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What is Food Security?

Community food security is defined as a situation in which all community residents obtain a safe, culturally acceptable, nutritionally adequate diet through a sustainable food system that maximizes community self-reliance and social justice. Hamm and Bellows, J Nutr Educ Behav. 2003; 35:27-43

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Community Organizations
Community Organizations

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Key Papers


Food for Children & Youth in Schools

Grow Your Own Food & Food from the Farm

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