Food Insecurity in America Is Cutting Childhoods Short

Across America, boys and girls are experiencing childhood differently. Some are getting the love, care and protection they need to develop to their full potential. But far too many others are not. And the disparities are shocking. 

Today, 1 in 6 children in America struggles with hunger. Hunger is robbing too many children of the childhood they deserve. Among the nation’s poorest counties, alarmingly large numbers of children miss meals and go to bed hungry on a regular basis. 

And while we know this is unacceptable, rates of child food insecurity in America remain high. 17% of all children are living in food-insecure households that lack access to nutrition sometime during the year - households that don't have enough nutritious food for every family member.

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