#NoKidHungry

TOGETHER WE CAN SHOW THE WORLD THAT

EVEN A CHILD CAN MAKE A RIPPLE AND CHANGE

THE WORLD

Children who regularly do not get enough nutritious food to eat tend to have significantly higher levels of behavioral, emotional and academic problems and tend to be more aggressive and anxious.

(HARVARD SCHOOL BREAKFAST RESEARCH SUMMARY)

Teens who regularly do not get enough to eat are more likely to be suspended from school and have difficulty getting along with other kids.

(HARVARD SCHOOL BREAKFAST RESEARCH SUMMARY)

Undernourished children under three years of age are less likely to learn as much, as fast or as well as adequately nourished children.

(NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH)

Lack of enough healthy food can impair a child’s ability to concentrate and perform well in school.

(HARVARD SCHOOL BREAKFAST RESEARCH SUMMARY)

 


By the Numbers


16 Million kids don't have adequate access to food


11 Million kids receive free or reduced price school breakfast


22% of children under age 18 are living in poverty


21 Million kids receive free or reduced price school lunches


3 Million kids receive free Summer meals


Children who struggle with hunger are likely to be sick more often, to recover from illness more slowly, and to be hospitalized more frequently.

(CHILDREN’S HEALTH WATCH)

Children who struggle with hunger are more likely to experience headaches, stomachaches, colds, ear infections, and fatigue.

(NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH)

Children who struggle with hunger are more susceptible to obesity and its harmful health consequences.

(JAMA PEDIATRICS)

Cognition and Academics

Emotional and Social Well-being

Health

HOW HUNGER IMPACTS CHILDREN

#DrumOutHunger