Should We Need A Homemade Meals?

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Everyday a fortunate amount of us wake up knowing that we will have three meals. We do not worry about how we are going to get food. The only thing we may worry about is if we have the supplies we need to make our homemade meal or if a trip to the store will be needed. Or we may worry if we have time to make a homemade meal or if we should just get some takeout. However, this is not the case with millions of people around the world, and more specifically children. Over 800 million people suffer from malnutrition. It is believed that 5 million children worldwide die from malnutrition every year. This morning when I arrived to work there 2 kids in my office, both complaining of stomachaches. My first question was, have you had breakfast today? To which these students replied, No. I don’t often see these students in my office, but it made me think about the students I used to see frequently at another school, on the poorer side of town. I would have students coming in almost on a daily basis asking for something to eat because they didn’t eat at home. Mostly because it was near the end of the month, and they had ran out of food. Many times when we think of malnourished children, our first thought is children in Africa, or other underdeveloped countries. Yet some children here in the United States also suffer from malnutrition. In the article Shocking Need: American kids go hungry, it is stated that “As many as 17 million children nationwide are struggling with what
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