Thursday, November 16, 2006

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Paging Orwell

Hunger, it seems the federal government is now referring to the inability to put food on your family and the accompanying stomach pains, growls and weakness as Food Insecurity. Low Food Insecurity is when you manage to find something to eat, and High Food Insecurity is when you don't for unknown periods of time. This is insulting. When one of my clients comes in and says her children are hungry because their dad is in jail, or she is hungry because she is feeding her children and not herself, she isn't thinking about food security, she is thinking about empty stomachs and how to fill them. She is asking for assistance in finding ways to feed the family. I can just see myself sitting here minimizing her pain, emotional and physical by referring to it as Food Insecurity. NOT.