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Food Insecurity and Literacy Learning

Food Insecurity and Literacy Learning
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Author(s): Smita Guha (St. John's University, USA)
Copyright: 2022
Pages: 17
Source title: Poverty Impacts on Literacy Education
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Jill Tussey (Buena Vista University, USA) and Leslie Haas (Xavier University of Louisiana, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-8730-0.ch006

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Abstract

Food insecurity occurs when there is no consistent access to enough food. There are different reasons for food shortage leading to food insecurity. As per Maslow's hierarchy of needs theory, food is a basic need and must be met. Lack of availability of food develops food insecurity among adults and children. Food insecurity results in physical and mental health issues. Food insecurity is evident among some of the homeless people. To overcome food insecurity, literacy learning plays a major role. Families and children suffering from food insecurity need support and education.

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