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It is possible that mental disorders with severe impairment could be a result of, or exacerbated by, reduced dietary quality, variety, quantity, and frequency. – Journal of Nutrition

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You might be food insecure if you cannot afford to eat balanced meals. – US Food Security Scale

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As household food insecurity increases so do the odds of its youth having a mental disorder. – Journal of Nutrition

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Data shows that periodic hunger alone is sufficient to result in adverse mental health outcomes. – Official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics

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In 2004 29% of kids within the Northland Pines School District received free or reduced lunches. 16 years later more than 50% of all Northland Pines students receive free and reduced lunch and breakfast. – Northland Pines School District

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A growing body of research about young children demonstrates a strong correlation between early food insecurity and later in life being overweight or obese. Nokidhungry.org

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Elementary school-aged children who are food insecure not only have an increased prevalence of negative behavioral and health outcomes but are more than twice as likely to have seen a psychologist. – Nokidhungry.org

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Food insecurity among children has also been associated with delayed academic and cognitive development. – Winicki and Jemison 2003

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