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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Brookings Backpack Project

PO Box 8054

Brookings South Dakota 57006

605-651-3900

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