A new study from a human rights organization says more and more Americans are having a difficult time buying an adequate amount of food – 50 million Americans, it estimates.

“Nourishing Change: Fulfilling the right to Food In the United States”, conducted by the International Human Rights Clinic (IHRC) at New York University (NYU) School of Law, found that 50 million people fall into a “food insecurity” category, or what’s described as “living with trade-offs that no one should have to face, like choosing between buying food and receiving medical care or paying the bills.” Of those 50 million people, nearly 17 million of them are children. One is six Americans live in a household that cannot afford adequate food.