Pandemic Makes Childhood Hunger Worse Experts Say; Inadequate Food Threatens Children’s Health
Fox 8 - WVUE-TV
May 19, 2021
Experts say the ongoing coronavirus pandemic is worsening childhood hunger and that threatens children’s physical and mental health.
And according to the organization, Feeding America, 1 in 4 children in Louisiana face hunger.
Dr. Mariana Chilton of Drexel University says the consequences of being food deprived hurts society as a whole.
“It’s a loss of brain trust, the longer we allow children to be food insecure we are disinvesting and destroying the brain trust of America,” Chilton stated.