b'sometimes worried were classified as food insecure.TABLE 2: Age-adjusted rates of perceived food Perceived food insecurity rates for the Finger Lakesinsecurity among adults, Finger Lakes Coun-counties from the BRFSS are provided. ties, 2013-2014. (Source: NYSDOH Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System)The food insecurity rates in the self-reported BRFSS study represent the perception of survey participants that they lacked the money to buy nutritious food any time throughout the past 12 months, while the Feeding America data exam-ined economic indicators, and did not directly assess individuals resources. While the estimates for each county differ by the data source, both datasets have strengths in considering individual perceptions (BRFSS), and systematic factors down to the census tract level that can lead to food insecurity (Feeding America). For the pur-poses of this report, we wish to note that resi-dents of the Finger Lakes counties, including chil-dren, are impacted by food insecurity, which has been linked to numerous health conditions, such as diabetes, hypertension, coronary heart disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder. 4Addressing food insecurity and increasing access to fruits and vegetables should be considered in any strategy or policy to address and prevent chronic diseases.Food insecurity rate by census tract in the Finger LakesRochesterBrockport Food Insecurity Rate(percent of population)Lyons Less than 9%Palmyra9-11%Victor Newark Seneca FallsAvon Canandaigua 12-14%GenevaGeneseo 15-19%20% and higherPenn Yan no estimateDansville Maps of the individual counties can be found in the appendix that begins on page 40.Source: Gundersen C,Hornell Bath Dewey A, Crumbaugh AS, Kato M & Engelhard E. Map the Meal Gap 2018: A Report on County and Congressio-nal District Food Insecurity Elmira and County Food Cost in the Corning United States, 2016. Feeding America, 2018.9'