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All the negative health effects of food insecurity act in concert to increase young children’s risk of hospitalization. Nokidhungry.org

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Teenagers from food insufficient families were more likely than their food-sufficient peers to have seen a psychologist, been suspended from school, and to have had difficulty getting along with other children. Nokidhungry.org

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Teachers reported significantly higher levels of hyperactivity, absenteeism, and tardiness among hungry/at-risk children. Nokidhungry.org

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Overall fetal growth is significantly influenced by maternal nutrient intake. Birthweight, in turn, is strongly correlated with perinatal and infant mortality, with low birthweight heightening the risk of mortality. – Nokidhungry.org

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Food insecurity in early childhood can have a long-term negative impact on the cognitive and socio-emotional development of a child, ultimately impairing his or her productivity and economic potential. Nokidhungry.org

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Studies have found that elementary school students from food insecure homes are more likely to have repeated a grade than their peers from food secure homes. Nokidhungry.org

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We agree with the argument that parents mental health plays and essential role in children’s mental health, and that food insecurity can play a role in that dynamic – JAMA Pediatrics

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To the degree that food insecurity is a factor inhibiting educational attainment of a child, it also limits lifetime earnings of that child as an adult. Nokidhungry.org

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For as long as food insecurity has been measured, households with children are more likely to be food insecure – Feeding America

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Food insecurity is defined as the disruption of food intake or eating patterns because of lack of money and other resources. – USDA Economic Research Service

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