“Food security exists when all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life.”
Source: United Nations World Food Summit (1996). Rome Declaration on World Food Security , external link .
“The inability to acquire or consume an adequate diet quality or sufficient quantity of food in socially acceptable ways, or the uncertainty that one will be able to do so."
Source: Government of Canada (2012). Household Food Insecurity in Canada: Overview , external link .