Special Report

States With the Most Unreliable Access to Healthy Food

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40. Iowa
> Food insecurity rate: 11.5%
> Children ages 2-4 using WIC: 15.6% (14th highest)
> Median household income: $61,691 (21st lowest)
> Poverty rate: 11.2% (20th lowest)

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39. Connecticut
> Food insecurity rate: 11.6%
> Children ages 2-4 using WIC: 14.5% (24th highest)
> Median household income: $78,833 (6th highest)
> Poverty rate: 10% (12th lowest)

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38. South Dakota
> Food insecurity rate: 11.7%
> Children ages 2-4 using WIC: 16% (10th highest)
> Median household income: $59,533 (18th lowest)
> Poverty rate: 11.9% (24th highest)

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37. California
> Food insecurity rate: 11.7%
> Children ages 2-4 using WIC: 15.8% (12th highest – tied)
> Median household income: $80,440 (5th highest)
> Poverty rate: 11.8% (25th highest)

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36. Hawaii
> Food insecurity rate: 11.8%
> Children ages 2-4 using WIC: 13.6% (19th lowest – tied)
> Median household income: $83,102 (4th highest)
> Poverty rate: 9.3% (6th lowest)

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