Hunger & Nutrition

What Is Hunger?


Undernourishment or chronic hunger is the inability of persons to consume enough food sufficient to meet dietary energy requirements. Malnutrition, in all its forms, is a major impediment to development. Children facing hunger tend to grow up in a family where a parent or parents also face hunger. Unfortunately, 18 million children - 1 in every 4 kids - may not know where they will get their next meal. For more information about hunger and homelessness, please visit: Nevada Department of Education.

 

CHILD HUNGER IS:

PREDICTABLE

Preventable

Treatable

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What Is Hunger?


Undernourishment or chronic hunger is the inability of persons to consume enough food sufficient to meet dietary energy requirements. Malnutrition, in all its forms, is a major impediment to development. Children facing hunger tend to grow up in a family where a parent or parents also face hunger. Unfortunately, 18 million children - 1 in every 4 kids - may not know where they will get their next meal. For more information about hunger and homelessness, please visit: Nevada Department of Education.

 

CHILD HUNGER IS:

PREDICTABLE

Preventable

Treatable

LEARN ABOUT FOOD SECURITY

LEARN ABOUT FOOD SECURITY

LEARN ABOUT FOOD SECURITY

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What Happens When A Child Faces Hunger?


Children who don’t get enough to eat, especially during their first three years, begin life at a serious disadvantage. When they’re hungry, children are more likely to be hospitalized and they face higher risks of health conditions like anemia and asthma. And as they grow up, kids struggling to get enough to eat are more likely to have problems in school and other social situations. Children facing hunger may struggle in school and beyond. They are more likely to:

Repeat A Grade in elementary school

Experience developmental impairments

have social & behavioral problems

What Happens When A Child Faces Hunger?


Children who don’t get enough to eat, especially during their first three years, begin life at a serious disadvantage. When they’re hungry, children are more likely to be hospitalized and they face higher risks of health conditions like anemia and asthma. And as they grow up, kids struggling to get enough to eat are more likely to have problems in school and other social situations. Children facing hunger may struggle in school and beyond. They are more likely to:

Repeat A Grade in elementary school

Experience developmental impairments

have social & behavioral problems