Turns out- Child Hunger is BAD!!

The facts of not having food

Statistics


More than one in four (27.1 percent) of children in Texas live in households that struggle against hunger.

Hungry children have trouble concentrating, get more headaches and infections, are more likely to be hospitalized and are less likely to perform well on athletic fields and in classrooms. It's simply much harder for children at risk of hunger to thrive.

Here is a snap shot of hunger in Texas in 2011:

  • More than 1.8 million children in Texas live in households that are at risk of hunger and not getting the food they need to lead healthy, active lives.
  • More than 28 percent of households in Texas with children struggled to afford enough food for themselves and their families in 2010.

Source: Nokidhungry.org



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Facts

A Social Impact Analysis" shows that food insecurity in early childhood is associated with impaired brain development, lower academic achievement and more frequent hospitalizations.

ONE OUT OF FIVE

AMERICAN KIDS STRUGGLE WITH HUNGER

THREE OUT OF FIVE

TEACHERS SAY THEY TEACH KIDS WHO REGULARLY CAME TO SCHOOL HUNGRY

Quotes on Child hunger

ONE OF MY STUDENTS THIS YEAR CAME UP TO ME DURING A TEST AND SAID SHE WAS HAVING TROUBLE. WHEN I ASKED HER WHICH QUESTION SHE NEEDED HELP WITH, SHE ANSWERED, "I DON’T NEED HELP WITH THE QUESTIONS. I NEED HELP BECAUSE I’M HUNGRY AND I CAN’T THINK."

– AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHER IN MARYLAND,

"HUNGER IN OUR SCHOOLS 2012"

WHAT YOU CAN DO:

Add Your Community to The National School Breakfast Map

Join Team No Kid Hungry

Learn What Is Working on School Breakfast

Solution: Join the NO KID HUNGRY campaign


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