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Food insecurity threatens a child’s future physical and mental health, academic achievement, and economic productivity. –  Feeding America

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91% of Food Insecure households in Vilas County earn 185% of the federal poverty level or less. This compares to the 7th Congressional District as a whole, where just 69% of household incomes are at 185% of the federal poverty level or less. – Feeding America

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The United States Department of Agriculture divides food insecurity into two categories:

  • Low food security: “Reports of reduced quality, variety, or desirability of diet. Little or no indication of reduced food intake.”
  • Very low food security: “Reports of multiple indications of disrupted eating patterns and reduced food intake.”  ​​​​HealthyPeople.gov

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When compared with children from food-secure households, children from food-insecure households were more likely to be at risk for being overweight. – Official Journal of the Academy of Pediatrics

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Food insecure children experience more emotional and conduct problems. – Oshner Journal

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Household food insecurity in the US is at its highest level since national measurement began in 1995. – USDA, Economic Research Service

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Children experience negative developmental outcomes when they live in food-insecure households. – Committee on National Statistics, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

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Smoking by adults in homes with children has recently been found to be highly associated with childhood food insecurity. – Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc

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Nearly half of all American children between the ages of 1 and 20 will, at some point, reside in a household that receives food stamps. – American Medical Association Pediatrics

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Most researchers agree that poverty lines underestimate the minimum resources necessary to meet basic human needs. –  UW Extension

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