Good nutrition is important for establishing a good foundation that has implications for a child’s future physical and mental health, academic achievement, and economic productivity.
The USDA defines "food insecurity" as the lack of access, at times, to enough food for all household members. Households with children reported a significantly higher food insecurity rate than households without children: 20.6% vs. 12.2%.
15.3 million children lived in food-insecure households.
49 million Americans struggle to put food on the table.
More than 1 in 5 children is at risk of hunger. Among African-Americans and Latinos, it’s 1 in 3.
1 in 7 people are enrolled in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Nearly half of them are children.
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