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The Tharu community is indigenous ethnic group of people living mostly in Southern foothills of Himalayas and inner Terai of Nepal. In this context, present study was undertaken to examine the food security status and its determinants of Tharu community in Bardiya district of Nepal. Primary data were collected from randomly selected 72 Tharu households from Bansgadi Municipality of Bardiya district with semi structured questionnaire schedule. Descriptive statistical tools, correlation analysis and logistic regression technique were used to accomplish the objectives of the study. Findings revealed that chronic food insecure, transient food insecure and food secure households were 18.06%, 26.39% and 55.55% respectively. The study also showed that type of primary occupation and size of land holdings influenced significantly on household level food security status. Share cropping played a major role in coping strategies by contributing11.11% followed by self-business (8.34 %) and service earning (6.94 %) respectively. The study recommends awareness program to Tharu people so that they banned to make traditional practice to make alcohol from cereal grains, training in cereal production, promotion of market, job creation and income generation activities.