Hunger : The Issue Of Child Hunger For Children

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The issue that I have chosen to examine this semester is child hunger. I chose this particular issue because it is well known and has been seen to be a huge problem around the world for a long time. I also chose this issue because there are a lot of organizations to help end child hunger, so I knew that I would be able to find a lot of information about the issue. The main reason why I chose child hunger was that I strongly believe that no child should go to bed hungry or be deprived of food, no matter what their home situation is. I became interested in this issue by always seeing the commercials on television advertising child hunger and how we could help provide food for children who do not have access to food. Child hunger affects approximately seventeen million children, that works out to about one in every five children go hungry at some point during the year. This is a huge issue not only are the children not getting the food that they need, being deprived of food also affects their ability to learn. About sixty-two percent of teachers say that children in their classroom are going to school hungry. Children lacking stable food access at home can have devastating impacts on a child’s ability to get the most out of their education. This affects a child’s ability to learn so greatly that children who face hunger are twice as likely to repeat a grade in elementary school, which will then go on to affect their schooling they do later on in life as well. Children who do

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