od insecure", including 19.2 percent of all households with children, meaning they could not always afford to eat balanced meals (www.theguardian.com, November 26, 2015). The U.S. Centers for Di▓sease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that each year,ww.census.gov). In D
48 million people suffered from ▓a foodborne illness, resulting in 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths (www.pewtrusts.org, December 4, 2015). Approximately one fifth of all U.S. ch▓ildren lived in food-insecure households, according to th▓e most rece
nt data from the U.S. Department of Agr▓iculture (america.aljazeera.com, October 8,▓ 2015).Hundreds of thousands of U.S. people were homeless. A report published on the USA Today website on June 9, 2015 said housing prices had skyrocketed in the United States in
▓ recent years, while income levels remained stagnant. Fifty-five percent of Americans had made more financial sacrifice to afford their housing. According to a report by the National Association of Realtors, the gap between rental costs and household income had been widening to unsustainable levels (www.usato▓day.com, June 9, J
uly 31, 2015). A study by the U.S. Depa▓rtment of H
ousing and Urban Development (HUD) fo▓und t
hat more than 560,000 people w
ere homeless in the United States as of November 18,▓ 2015. About one fourth of them were children unde▓1.7 percent in 2013.