Special Report

States With the Most Unreliable Access to Healthy Food

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5. Oklahoma
> Food insecurity rate: 16.2%
> Children ages 2-4 using WIC: 13.8% (23rd lowest – tied)
> Median household income: $54,449 (8th lowest)
> Poverty rate: 15.2% (8th highest)

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4. Alabama
> Food insecurity rate: 16.5%
> Children ages 2-4 using WIC: 16.2% (9th highest)
> Median household income: $51,734 (5th lowest)
> Poverty rate: 15.5% (7th highest)

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3. Louisiana
> Food insecurity rate: 16.7%
> Children ages 2-4 using WIC: 13% (13th lowest – tied)
> Median household income: $51,073 (4th lowest)
> Poverty rate: 19% (2nd highest)

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2. Arkansas
> Food insecurity rate: 17.2%
> Children ages 2-4 using WIC: 13.1% (16th lowest)
> Median household income: $48,952 (3rd lowest)
> Poverty rate: 16.2% (5th highest)

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1. Mississippi
> Food insecurity rate: 20.1%
> Children ages 2-4 using WIC: 14.8% (20th highest)
> Median household income: $45,792 (the lowest)
> Poverty rate: 19.6% (the highest)

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