|Media Advisory No. 4320.10
USDA Office of Communications
ERS Public Affairs
USDA to Release Household Food Security Report
USDA Under Secretary Kevin Concannon and USDA Economic Research Service Expert to Host Media Conference Call
WASHINGTON, November 15, 2010 – TODAY, USDA will release Household Food Security in the United States, 2009 on Monday, November 15 at 9:00 a.m. The annual report, released each November, provides the most recent statistics (2009) on food security among U.S. households.
Food security is defined as consistent, dependable access to enough food for active, healthy living. Food-insecure households are those that at times have difficulty in accessing enough food. The report also contains statistics on how much households spent for food in 2009, and the extent to which food-insecure households participated in Federal and community food assistance programs.
Monday, November 15, 2010
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. EDT
Kevin Concannon, Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services, USDA, and Mark Nord, Economic Research Service, USDA, lead author, will host a media conference call to discuss the report Household Food Security in the United States, 2009 and USDA food assistance programs.
Call in: 888-982-4610 (trouble line 202-720-8560)
All callers using the above pass code will be placed in listen only mode. To join the Q&A portion of the meeting, these callers are instructed to press *1 on their touch tone phone.
• Media briefing kit at http://www.ers.usda.gov/features/householdfoodsecurity/
• Household Food Security in the United States, 2009 at www.ers.usda.gov/publications/err108
Both will be available online at 9 a.m. November 15.
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