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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN
CHILDREN ARE HUNGRY
Feeding America reports
the children in families
suffering from food insecurity:
Have increased potential for long term consequences
Are vulnerable to poor health and stunted development from the earliest stages of life
May have more frequent instances of oral health problems
Are prone to poor physical quality of life, which may prevent them from fully engaging in daily activities such as school and social interaction with peers
May be at higher risk for behavioral issues and social difficulties
May be at greater risk of truancy and school tardiness.
May experience increases in an array of behavior problems in school including: fighting, hyperactivity, aggression, anxiety, mood swings, and bullying.
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