The Consequences of Hunger and Food Insecurity for Children 

Evidence from Recent Scientific Studies

Recent research findings summarized in this document now provide our nation with a much clearer picture of the tremendous costs of food insecurity and hunger among our children. An emerging generation of scientific evidence demonstrates a direct deleterious link between inadequate food and a variety of poor developmental outcomes. This analysis of the most recent scientific evidence can help educate Americans about the extent of child hunger and the impact that it has on the youth of our nation.