When Americans think about hunger, we usually think in terms of mass starvation in far-away countries. But hunger too often lurks____________(1).In 2006, 35.1 million people, including_____________(2) children, in the United States did not have access to enough food for an active healthy life. Some of these individuals relied on emergency food sources and______________(3).
Although most people think of hungry people and homeless people as the same, the problem of hunger reaches. ___________(4). While the number of people being hungry or ________(5) may be surprising, it is the faces of those hungry individuals that would probably _______(6).
The face of hunger is__________________ (7) who has worked hard for their entire lives only to find their savings_________________ (8); or a single mother who has to choose whether the salary from______________ (9) will go to buy food or pay rent; or a child who struggles to ___________(10) because his family couldn't afford dinner the night before. A December 2006 survey estimated that______________(11) those requesting emergency food assistance were either children or their parents.
Children_____________ (l2) to live in households where someone experiences hunger and food insecurity than adults. ______________(13) compared to one in five children live in households where someone suffers from hunger_____________ (14).
Child poverty is more widespread in the United States than in_____________(l5); at the same time, the U. S. government spends less than any industrialized country to_______________ (l6). We have long known that the ______________(l7) of small children need adequate food ___________(l8). But science is just beginning to understand the full extent of this relationship. As late as the l980s, conventional wisdom held that only the_______________ (l9) actually alter brain development. The latest empirical evidence, however, shows that even relatively mild under-nutrition_____________(20) in children which can last a lifetime.
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