Food Insecurity

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Food insecurity refers to the USDA’s measure of a lack of access to a sufficient amount of food for the entire day. When a family is in a time of need, barely hanging on, many times money is shuffled around in an attempt to meet financial obligations and maintain some sort of normalcy. Frequently grocery money is used to purchase prescriptions, keep the electricity on, or a roof over their head. Cuts in SNAP (Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program) benefits have sent many families scrambling to find resources.

Many studies have been performed which evaluated childhood hunger in many different ways. A likely explanation of how hunger effects personality is this: the brain is the highest calorie consuming organ in the body while in early stages of development and is impacted the greatest when the calories are not available. This lack of resources effects how the brain physically develops. Children who have suffered from undernourishment can display symptoms such as impaired cognitive development, increased illnesses, and neurotic symptoms. Hunger also affects conscientiousness, organization, and the ability to follow through with plans.

 

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