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Hunger and Education

Date: June 27, 2014 Author: Stacey Categories: Facts, News

Children from food insecure households are likely to be behind in their academic development compared to other children which ultimately makes it difficult for them to reach the same level of development as their fellow food secure peers. Research conducted by Frongillo, Jyoti, and Jones 2005 found that food insecurity impairs academic development of young…

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Impact of Hunger

Date: June 27, 2014 Author: Stacey Categories: Facts, News

A critical component to a healthy life is nutrition. From birth, the intake of vital nutrients is essential to the growth and development of a healthy individual. Good nutrition, particularly in the first three years of life, is important in establishing and maintaining a good foundation that has implications on a child’s future physical and…

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Child Hunger Facts

Date: June 27, 2014 Author: Stacey Categories: Facts, News

Good nutrition, particularly in the first three years of life, is important for establishing a good foundation that has implications for a child’s future physical and mental health, academic achievement, and economic productivity. Unfortunately, food insecurity is an obstacle that threatens that critical foundation. According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), 15.9 million…

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Hunger & Poverty Statistics

Date: June 27, 2014 Author: Stacey Categories: Facts, News

Although related, food insecurity and poverty are not the same. Unemployment rather than poverty is a stronger predictor of food insecurity. Poverty [i] In 2012, 46.5 million people (15.0 percent) were in poverty. In 2012, 26.5 million (13.7 percent) of people ages 18-64 were in poverty. In 2012, 16.1 million (21.8 percent) children under the…

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