Advancing Health through Food Security

A Multi-Sector Approach to Address the Disease Burden and Costs

of U.S. Food Insecurity on our Health System


Today’s rates of food insecurity in the U.S. are now understood by experts to be a health crisis, as food insecurity contributes to deterioration of health at all life stages.


This web document represents the findings of the Aspen Dialogue on U.S. Food Insecurity & Healthcare Costs as developed over the course of three roundtable dialogues convened in 2014-2015. The report explores current understandings of the relationship among food insecurity, healthcare costs, poverty, relevant health outcomes (including but extending well beyond obesity), and public and private sector opportunities for addressing food insecurity.