U.S. CONFERENCE OF MAYORS UPDATES HUNGER STATISTICS

U.S. CONFERENCE OF MAYORS UPDATES HUNGER STATISTICS
The U.S. Conference of Mayors
76th Annual Meeting
June 20-24, 2008
Miami

35 million Americans, including 12.6 million children are food insecure.

Food insecurity exists in 10% or more American households and above average rates of food insecurity (and risk of hunger) occur among households in America's major cities.

One in five Americans use at least one of USDA's food and nutrition assistance programs during the year, including 13.4 million children who receive food stamp benefits and 11.5 million households who participate in the free or reduced-price school lunch program.

Hunger impairs our children's health in significant and long-lasting ways, including impeding growth and development, increased illness, poorer mental health, more hospitalization, and greater susceptibility to obesity and its health consequences.

Hunger impedes children's ability to learn and perform academically and increases their susceptibility to physical and mental illness.

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