Nutrition and health have a close relationship. Lacking key nutrients, or malnutrition, can have a significant impact on an individual’s health outcomes, both short- and long-term. However, nutrient deficiency can take several forms. It does not necessarily signify a lack of food; it can also mean lacking access to, or education about, healthy food and eating patterns. Even those who do have the means to buy and eat healthy foods can be nutrient deficient depending on the foods they choose to consume. However, low-income individuals and families are much more nutritionally vulnerable because of financial, physical, and political barriers to obtaining and maintaining access to healthy food options. These barriers to access can result in food insecurity, a situation in which individuals, families, or communities lack consistent access to nutritious, affordable food. Though federal policies, like SNAP, the National School Lunch Program, and WIC, aim to fill these nutritional gaps, food insecurity persists, leaving low-income populations vulnerable.