by World Wise Schools

Introduction

Introduction

Being food secure means having enough nutritious food for a healthy and active life.

Across the world, nearly a billion people face food security challenges. This can be because nutritious food isn’t always available in communities, people can’t always afford it, or people do not consume an adequate variety of foods to stay healthy.

In the U.S. and in the world, food security advocates—including many Peace Corps Volunteers—are working with government programs, nonprofit organizations, and local communities to improve food security.