When Children Go Hungry

When Children Go Hungry

Montana KIDS COUNT issue brief - Vol 1 no. 1 Spring 2012

By Thale Dillon and Daphne Herling

The cumulative consequences of children growing up without proper nourishment are far-reaching and serious. Not only does the lack of proper nutrition lead to poor health, it also limits children’s long-term cognitive and socio- emotional development. In recent years, food insecurity and hunger have become problems faced by an increasing number of children, strongly impacting the health, academic performance, and employability of an entire generation.

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