Good nutrition, particularly in the first three years of life, is important for establishing a good foundation that has implications for a child’s future physical and mental health, academic achievement, and economic productivity. Unfortunately, food insecurity is an obstacle that threatens that critical foundation.
According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), 13.1 million children under 18 in the United States live in households where they are unable to consistently access enough nutritious food necessary for a healthy life.[i] Although food insecurity is harmful to any individual, it can be particularly devastating among children due to their increased vulnerability and the potential for long-term consequences.
In honor of my 3rd birthday, I am setting the table for a hunger-free America. Over 46 million people are served each year through the Feeding America nationwide network of food banks and I want to help.
To support my efforts to end hunger, please click on the Donate button.
Together we can Set the Table™ for a hunger-free America. Thanks in advance for your support!