An Innovative Approach
To Solving Child Hunger
Hunger’s Impact On Our Children
Hungry infants and young children:
- experience delayed development, poorer attachment, and learning difficulties in the first two years of life
- are more likely to require hospitalization
- are at higher risk for chronic health conditions, such as anemia and asthma
- have more frequent instances of oral health problems
Hungry school-age children:
- are twice as likely to repeat a grade
- are more likely to have lower math and reading scores
- are three times more likely to be suspended from school
- are more likely to be absent from or late to school
- show a heightened propensity for having isolating or anti-social behaviors, and a greater need for special education
How Well Are We Feeding Our Children?
Hunger Impact Partners applied a synthesized, common sense approach to answering this fundamental question. That said, our approach is a unique departure from commonly held wisdom. Turns out, the answer is: Not well enough. But the solution to the problem is right here.