Food Insecurity and It’s Impact on the Dietary Behaviour and Health
Keywords:Food insecurity, dietary behaviour, dietary pattern, diet, health.
Food insecurity can be considered as, “the non-availability of safe, sufficient and nutritious food or the
limited access to a sufficient quantity of affordable nutritious food in a safe and socially acceptable manner”.
Food insecurity is multifactorial problem as it has four components 1) food availability 2) food access 3)
food utilization 4) stability so need multi-sector support to solve the problem. Food insecurity is also a
significant public health concern. Food insecurity has been linked with the faulty dietary pattern, nutrient
intake which gives negative health consequences. Food insecurity may associate with the low intake of fruit
and vegetables and higher intake of fat and sugar. The purpose of the present paper is to review currently
available information about the relationship between food insecurity and dietary pattern this will help
future researchers to include more important parameters such as food insecure individual’s education about
healthier food choices, food preparation methods and attitudes related to safe food.