A Silent Crisis : The Fight For End Childhood Hunger Essay

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A Silent Crisis: The Fight to End Childhood Hunger
"More than 12 million children under the age of eighteen in the United States are food insecure—unable to consistently access adequate amounts of nutritious food necessary for a healthy life. More than three million children under the age of five are food insecure" (Cook and Jeng, n.p.). Child hunger is a devastating problem communities all over the world face today. Malnutrition is the state of being unhealthy because of a shortage of food, or when people do not regularly eat balanced meals to keep the necessary nutrients in the body needed to stay healthy (Paraide, n.p.). With the shortage of food and children being hungry arises this complication of malnutrition and undernourishment, or not receiving sufficient nutrients. This is especially a problem when the world is producing enough food for every person in the world to be adequately fed. Strides need to be taken to eliminate child hunger, a prominent state in today’s society, because food is wasted in excessive amounts, malnutrition leads to many health complications and malnutrition will affect children in their cognitive development and ability to learn.
As technology advances and more and more ways to produce crops sustainably are invented, the amount of hungry people should be declining drastically, but that is not happening. So much food is wasted or “lost” in different stages of growth, transportation, and storage. For example, when foods in a grocery store get…

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