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Rural poverty: when the food bank is only 20 miles away...

Rural poverty: when the food bank is only 20 miles away... | poverty assignment_evengeline davina | Scoop.it
Low-income families skip meals because they can't afford to get to the nearest shop to buy groceries, and walk for hours to get a charity food parcel, according to a report into rural food poverty

Via Steven Preece
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After reading this article i am shock to know how other people in other country are suffering.At rural countries  low-income families they skip meals because they cant afford to get to the nearest shop to get groceries, walk for hours just to get charity food parcels. and also since the rising of demand of food aid like everywhere else. this rural fastness presents speacial challengers. All this leads to unhealthy eating . like me explain families in poverty nutritionally-poor food such as takeaways and frozen food because healthier options were to expensive it found. Individuals skipping meals because they can't afford food, or buy enough food to feed the whole family was also identified as a serious problem. This poverty should stop donate food cans to family around the will it might save alot of lives without us knowing and after knowing that there are people suffering like this i think twice of wasting my food 

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Navas Ibraahim's curator insight, January 22, 2014 10:10 AM

I used to think that the definition of poverty was not having money at all to spend for his/her needs, but after reading this article, I got to know that though people got some money, theey skip meals just because they cant afford to buy them or other reasons. This made me think that poverty is not being derived from the poor person but also the countries's economy.The United Nations or some other organisation should find a solution regarding this issue. After reading this article, I realised that I should change my idea of poverty. This also taught me that I am very fotunate to live in Singapoe whereby the economy is stable and most importantly I should never waste a single grain of food at any cost as I am fortunate to afford my food,not like other countries whose economy is unstable.

Lim Theng Shryl's curator insight, January 27, 2014 11:45 PM

I felt very sad for the people living in poverty after reading this article. They had to skip meals because they cannot afford to get to the nearest shop to get their groceries. The people live in hunger, and have poor living conditions because the food they have are mostly unhealthy or they have no food at all. I think the government should do something useful for these poor people living in such conditions.

Jasmine GreenTea's curator insight, February 24, 2014 11:02 AM

After reading the article, i know that demand for food aid is rising, like everywhere else. Families in poverty are consuming nutritionally-poor food such as takeaways and frozen food because healthier options are to expensive to be found. Individuals are skipping meals because, either, they cannot afford food, or buy enough food to feed the whole family. The Salvation army, had been providing hot meals for the homeless for over 100 years but in the last year they had seen a huge increase in the number of people who have a home but have no money for food coming to them for help.

I wonder if people in rural areas also feel the stigma of asking for help more, since there are not many people found in rural areas.

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Low-wage workers today have more education, but less pay

Low-wage workers today have more education, but less pay | poverty assignment_evengeline davina | Scoop.it
In the last two months, an honor’s grad from UGA served me lunch and a University of Florida history major sold me headphones.

Via Jocelyn Stoller
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whats the point having education now when everything is depending on machines and when its taking over half the jobs of men now adays . whats the point studying so hard geting degrees diplomas when the wage decreased how will men surport the family eventually this will lead to povety . not able to provide food and maybe even shelter. From 1968 to 2013 the federel minimum wage has decreased by 23% .low wage workers are now are far more educated then they were back in the 1968 why is that so  

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Study: Poverty Influences Children’s Early Brain Development

Study: Poverty Influences Children’s Early Brain Development | poverty assignment_evengeline davina | Scoop.it
A new study links poverty with slower early brain development. According to the study, children of low-income families have slower rates of growth in a number of areas, including two key parts of the brain.

Via Mary Perfitt-Nelson
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i was shock to find out how poverty influences children's early brian development. This is because environmental factors that contribute to slower brain development often come with poverty, such as poor nutrition, a lack of sleep, an unsafe environment, and a lack of books and educational toys.i think that the goverment should do something about this issuse so that every child would have a equally head start in life. seeing child suffering due to lack of resorces makes me think that i should be lucky to have a place to study and have a family that is well to do and also have books to study and we can also make a differance for this children by donating books that we have used instead of throwing it donating money clothes etc

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JH Tan's curator insight, January 20, 2014 5:28 AM

After reading this article i was shock to find out how poverty influences children's early brian development. This is because environmental factors that contribute to slower brain development often come with poverty, such as poor nutrition, a lack of sleep, an unsafe environment, and a lack of books and educational toys.i think that the goverment should do something about this issuse so that every child would have a equally haed start in life

Ann Tan's comment, February 3, 2014 12:18 AM
After reading this article, I think that the main factor which is hindering the children living in poverty is the environment they lived in.Children living in poverty lacked resources such as writing materials and books. Children do not have the basic materials a normal child needs. Children living in poverty have lack of nutrition, a shortage of sleep, an unsafe environment and a lack of books which results in a slower brain developmentParents could not afford to send their kids to school. Also, parents living in poverty are not highly educated too, hence, parents would be the greatest influence to children at the young age. I think that the government should set up free school for children living in poverty or poverty would be passed down from generations to generations with no education as it is very important. After reading this article, I think we should all be grateful and cherish what we have and how fortunate we are to have education.
Brandy Scaggs's curator insight, April 2, 2014 9:56 AM

Linking poverty with slow early grown brain development.