Lacking reliable access to enough foodfor a healthy life.
Test Your Knowledge:
THE HUNGER QUIZ
True or False? [*
1. One in six Americans do not have access to enough food.2. Most persons who experience hunger are homeless and out of work.3. Few children experience hunger because there are programs to care for them.4. Most persons in low income households would be fine if they just workedharder.5. Even college educated adults struggle with issues of hunger in this country.6. Lack of adequate nutrition only affects a child’s growth.7. In school, children living in food-insecure households perform just as well aschildren who have enough nutrition daily.8. More than 2 million rural households experience food insecurity.9. Urban counties have the highest poverty rates in the U.S.10. Nearly 49 million Americans don’t have dependable, consistent access toenough food due to limited money and resources.
Hunger is a reality for 1 in 6 people: including hard-working adults, children,and seniors who are forced to go without food due to limited resources.
Hunger is not an issue just for the homeless and those living in poverty. In theFeeding American Network, 36 % of households served have at least one workingadult.
Lack of resources prevents nearly
49 million people
from getting enough food.
17 million children
live in food-insecure households. Hunger affects their physical, cognitive and behavioral development.
Children in food-insecure households are likely to experience fatigue and difficultylearning in school. School lunch programs help but don’t solve the whole problem.
Insufficient nutrition puts children at risk for illness and weakens their immunesystem. In adults, it can contribute to physical illness and mental health problems.
1. True. 2. False. 3. False. 4. False. 5. True. 6. False. 7. False. 8. True. 9. False. 10. True.