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Hunger and Learning

Friday, May 1st, 2015

Hunger and Learning Do you know how many people go hungry every day within our nation? Do you know how many of those individuals are children?

Currently, about 13 million children within the nation are either experiencing hunger currently or are at risk for experiencing hunger soon. Even more upsetting is that a portion of those children are right within the state of Maryland. While some may think that hunger is only when your stomach is growling or you begin to crave a specific food item, they fail to realize what a serious problem hunger can be, especially in children.

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How does Hunger Affect Learning?

Friday, November 7th, 2014

Hunger and LearningAccording to the United States Department of Agriculture, hunger is “a physiological state of discomfort resulting from a chronic shortage of food intake. While it is no surprise that hunger is a major problem in this country, some of the facts surrounding hunger could still shock you. Currently, over 40% of the nation’s population is living below the poverty line, with about 546,000 of those residing in the state of Maryland. What is even scarier about these numbers is that about 13 million of the nation’s children are currently experiencing or at risk of experiencing hunger. While some may not think that hunger can affect learning, children are left vulnerable to several disadvantages when they suffer from hunger.

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