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Survey to measure the level of food insecurity in children ages 12 and older. Respondent are categorized as high food security, marginal food security, low food security, or very low food security.

Listed in the SNAP-Ed Evaluation Framework Interpretive Guide.

Used to measure Indicator R6: Food Security

USDA. Economic Research Service. University of Southern Mississippi.
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Evaluation Information

“Food Security of Older Children Can Be Assessed Using a Standardized Survey Instrument” by Carol L. Connell, Mark Nord, Kristi L. Lofton, and Kathy Yadrick. Journal of Nutrition, vol. 134, no. 10, pp. 2566-72, 2004. Internal validity of the module was found adequate for children ages 12 and older, but its use is not recommended for younger children.

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