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Pandemic Makes Childhood Hunger Worse Experts Say; Inadequate Food Threatens Children’s Health

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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.

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