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Food-insecure children are at least least 1.4 times more likely to have asthma, compared to food-secure children. – The People to People Health Foundation

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Childhood food insecurity is associated with higher risks of being hospitalized, generally poorer health, asthma, behavioral problems, depression, suicide ideation, and poor oral health. –  The People to People Health Foundation

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Inadequate nutrition can permanently alter children’s brain architecture and stunt their intellectual capacity, affecting children’s learning, social interaction, and productivity. – Feeding America

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Childhood food insecurity is associated with increased risks of some birth defects, anemia, lower nutrient intakes, cognitive problems, and aggression and anxiety. – The People to People Health Foundation

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1/4 of people who are food insecure are unlikely to qualify for most federal nutrition programs. – Feeding America

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Mental health problems in mothers and children are more common when mothers are food insecure. – Official Journal of the American Pediatrics

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The average cost of a meal in Vilas County WI is 91 percent higher than the maximum SNAP benefit per meal. – Feeding America

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Children who self-reported food insecurity have more psychological symptoms. – Oshner Journal

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Food insecure children under the age of 3 were found significantly more likely to be identified by their caretakers as being at developmental risk than similar children in food-secure households. – Nokidhungry.org

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You might be food insecure if you have ever eaten less than you felt you should because there wasn’t enough money for food. – US Food Security Scale

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