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Poverty Is The Most Important Problem In A Child's Academic ...

Poverty Is The Most Important Problem In A Child's Academic ... | Childhood Hunger | Scoop.it
Too many children come to school hungry, without proper clothing, and with poor hygiene. This takes their toll on the child's self esteem and are, in turn, ridiculed by their peers. The result is a reluctance ...
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Hessa Alsuhail's comment, September 19, 2012 1:26 PM
I haven't thought before about the relationship between fathers and poverty. This could be related to my background and culture where single mothers and the absence of fathers rarely exist. However, I started wondering about the characteristics of the fathers that are needed to be back to the family. Not all fathers are good role models and not all of them could help in the income. I actually started thinking about having a supporter and a "role model" who might take the fathers role. The question that I am thinking of right now is "How could we bring fathers to the family and how could we define the meaning of good role models?
Again, nice link between poverty, children, and fathers in the family. I enjoyed and learned :)
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FOOD: A New Roadmap to End Childhood Hunger |

FOOD: A New Roadmap to End Childhood Hunger | | Childhood Hunger | Scoop.it
Hunger and poor nutrition pose special risks for children, who may experience lasting damage to their health, educational outcomes, and economic opportunities. The stark reality of childhood hunger is one of the driving ...
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Forward for Children - Huffington Post

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This article discusses investing in our children now, to improve the future of our country. This is a great statement from the article, "If our children are not ready for tomorrow, neither is America."

 

Forward for ChildrenHuffington PostChildren, the poor and the middle class cannot afford more devastating cuts and instability as they continue to struggle against hunger, homelessness, joblessness, and loss of summer school and regular school days...

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Young People Lead the Fight Against Childhood Hunger with Long-Term Service Projects Commencing November 10-18 During ...

It is great to hear about young people in school helping with childhood hunger. Read about what some 3rd and 7th graders are doing. Judy

   "Young People Lead the Fight Against Childhood Hunger with Long-Term Service Projects Commencing November 10-18 During ...

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Iowa View: There are lasting effects from childhood hunger - DesMoinesRegister.com

Iowa View: There are lasting effects from childhood hunger - DesMoinesRegister.com | Childhood Hunger | Scoop.it

Iowa View: There are lasting effects from childhood hungerDesMoinesRegister.comYet, the implications of hunger for Iowans, our communities and our state as a whole are far-reaching and alarming.

Check out paragraph 7 about the effects of hunger on preschool aged children. 

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Lissa Ledbetter's comment, November 5, 2012 12:06 PM
So sad!! I have no doubt that hunger at a young age can have a lasting affect. I do wonder what "resilience theory" might say. That's not to say we shouldn't absolutely make every effort to overcome childhood hunger, but are the children who find themselves in this situation "doomed" for life?
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Bruegger's Bagels Announces Best Year Yet in Drive to End ...

Bruegger's Bagels Announces Best Year Yet in Drive to End ... | Childhood Hunger | Scoop.it
"Bruegger's employees and its guests pulled out all the stops this year in the fight against childhood hunger," said Jim Vinz, co-CEO of Le Duff America, Bruegger's parent company, and chairman of the Dine Out For No Kid ...
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Health: Urban poor missing out on vital nutrients — Urban Health ...

Health: Urban poor missing out on vital nutrients — Urban Health ... | Childhood Hunger | Scoop.it
Many of these consumers do not consider themselves undernourished, but experts say consuming cheap food, cooked and sold under unhygienic conditions, could be affecting the nutrition and health of many urban poor.
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Lunch changes leave some hungry, uninterested - Dayton Daily News

Lunch changes leave some hungry, uninterestedDayton Daily NewsThe changes were part of reauthorizing the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Child Nutrition Programs — including the National School Lunch Program — with the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act.
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Secretary Clinton praises $1 billion hunger pledge by InterAction ...

Secretary Clinton praises $1 billion hunger pledge by InterAction ... | Childhood Hunger | Scoop.it
“InterAction's members are at the forefront of the global fight against hunger and poor nutrition. They work alongside local communities to help people become more self-sufficient. Their efforts complement U.S.
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Number of hungry students in local schools continues to rise - BlueRidgeNow.com

Number of hungry students in local schools continues to rise - BlueRidgeNow.com | Childhood Hunger | Scoop.it
Number of hungry students in local schools continues to riseBlueRidgeNow.comLast year, 55 percent — 7,390 students — in the school district were enrolled in the federal Free and Reduced Meal Program, said Christina Dodd, Child Nutrition Director.
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Jennifer Ward's comment, October 3, 2012 9:40 PM
With the amount of students that are identified in this area, I am curious as to how many go unidentified; maybe because their families do not fill in the paperwork. The preservice teachers I work with are beginning to inquire about the students they work wtih going hungry and getting food outside of the school day. I think there need to be more advocates for this issue.
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'Ryanomics' assault poor and hungry children - Madison Times

'Ryanomics' assault poor and hungry children - Madison Times | Childhood Hunger | Scoop.it
Madison Times'Ryanomics' assault poor and hungry childrenMadison TimesRyanomics slashes hundreds of millions of dollars from child and family nutrition, health, child care, education, and child protection services, in order to extend and add to the...
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Log In | Transform Nutrition

Log In | Transform Nutrition | Childhood Hunger | Scoop.it
Undernutrition is the underlying cause of death for 2.6 million pre-school children every year; a third of all child deaths in that age group. For those who survive, poor nutrition undermines school performance and later earning ...
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Demand at Food Bank Soars

Demand at Food Bank Soars | Childhood Hunger | Scoop.it

While the latest Web boom has minted a new crop of millionaires in Silicon Valley, hundreds of thousands of people in the area still struggle to put food on the table.


Via Alameda County Community Food Bank
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How Nutrition Feeds a Healthy Childhood | Your Healthy Child

The impacts of malnutrition are inter-generational, passed down from mother to child, thus perpetuating the cycle of poor nutrition and health. 3) What are the most serious consequences of hunger/malnutrition for children?
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How Does Nutrition Affect Learning?

How Does Nutrition Affect Learning? | Childhood Hunger | Scoop.it
Hunger and poor nutrition is such a serious issue because it affects a child's ability to learn. At KIND, we...
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14 facts you can't ignore about childhood hunger

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What can we do to feed America's children? (RT @current: Did you know 16.2million kids live in households that can’t get nutritious food regularly? This article breaks down many of the main points related to childhood hunger.

 

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Grainger Employees Again Choose to Feed Hungry Kids | Foodbytes

Grainger Employees Again Choose to Feed Hungry Kids | Foodbytes | Childhood Hunger | Scoop.it

      Here is another backpack program like the one in Polk County that I talked about. 

"Grainger Employees Again Choose to Feed Hungry Kids. November 1st, 2012; Posted in Childhood Hunger . Donors; Write comment. Jorge Gonzalez and Jennifer Thurman of W.W. Grainger Co. flank Karen Vauk, President and CEO of The ...

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Breaking The Inter-Generational Poverty Curse - Osun Defender

Breaking The Inter-Generational Poverty CurseOsun DefenderA poor kid is unlikely to break free of his or her parents' poverty without strong and effective government program me s that support high-quality education, health care, and decent nutrition.
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Megan Cross's comment, November 7, 2012 7:19 PM
This piece is filled with passion. Even though I believe it does not tell the full story, I think that the points that it raises are important to investigate further. I believe it's important to look further into today's form of discrimination, so that we may act as advocates on behalf of others.
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Childhood Hunger on “World Food Day” | End Child Hunger ...

Childhood Hunger on “World Food Day” | End Child Hunger ... | Childhood Hunger | Scoop.it
End Childhood Hunger/End Child Hunger advocates for greater access to existing federal programs such as school breakfast, school lunch, after-school snacks, after-school dinners, summer meals, and more nutrition ...
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Silent epidemic gets a stealth solution - The Durango Herald

Silent epidemic gets a stealth solution - The Durango Herald | Childhood Hunger | Scoop.it
Silent epidemic gets a stealth solutionThe Durango HeraldSince the recession, many students – locally and across the country – have tried: A report released in August by Share Our Strength, a nonprofit based in Washington, D.C., that fights to...
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Megan Cross's comment, October 16, 2012 8:39 PM
I am sincerely inspired to take action when I read about these types of endeavors. We must meed basic needs before we can expect more. I can only imagine how it must be to go to school and be hungry (or not filled with the proper nutrients).
Lissa Ledbetter's comment, October 24, 2012 2:16 PM
I love the stealthiness. As the article says, "It removes the stigma" of receiving help. A great idea!
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The Intersection of Childhood Hunger and Childhood Obesity: It’s Bigger than You May Think

The Intersection of Childhood Hunger and Childhood Obesity: It’s Bigger than You May Think | Childhood Hunger | Scoop.it
September is both National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and Hunger Action Month.
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Lissa Ledbetter's comment, October 3, 2012 11:47 AM
Fascinating look at this 'juxtaposition'! It's true that eating healthy tends to cost more. At times, it seems to cost less to purchase a greasy hamburger from a fast food joint than to buy fresh produce. Although this article reminds us childhood obesity is found in all socio-economic strata, I can understand how some food-insecure children are also obese. I think this article does a nice job of capturing the complexity of the situation!
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Hunger facts carousel

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Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign is ending childhood hunger in America by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need, every day.

Hunger prevents kids from reaching their full potential. It’s an epidemic that’s threatening America’s future.

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Is it Nutrition Deficit Disorder? » Nutritioneer

Is it Nutrition Deficit Disorder? » Nutritioneer | Childhood Hunger | Scoop.it
Poor nutrition could very well contribute to problems such as poor attention span, unrelenting temper tantrums, restless sleep, impulsive outbursts, learning difficulties, or hyperactivity. Behaviors like these are some of the ...
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Spotlight 810: Hunger in the Bay Area

Spotlight 810: Hunger in the Bay Area | Childhood Hunger | Scoop.it

The poor economy has caused 500,000 in the Bay Area to seek assistance to purchase food.


Via Alameda County Community Food Bank
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Fighting the growing problem of childhood hunger in America - Marshfield News-Herald

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Fighting the growing problem of childhood hunger in AmericaMarshfield News-HeraldWhen thinking about childhood hunger, many people envision poverty-stricken regions on another continent, far from home.
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