Childhood Hunger Research Paper

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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
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If the babies survive during pregnancy, their growth will be more likely to slow down” (Paraide, n.p.). It is important for children to be well fed all throughout their lives, but it has been proven that they are very vulnerable even while in the womb and up until age two. Falling under this umbrella of hunger is not only the children in the womb but the mothers that carry them. So many cases of malnutrition lead to problems, sometimes not only just for those directly involved but for others that cannot help it either. Not only is it the ethical thing to do, but hunger is a problem that needs to be tackled at the source, and as soon as possible. It is not only affecting the people of this generation, but also those that are coming next, and with the levels of hunger as prominent as they are it does not just affect these children with their physical health but their learning

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