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Public Health in the Media: Drexel Addresses Hunger in the U.S.

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Economic Research Service recently released the annual report on food insecurity in the United States. They report that 17.6 million households, or 14.5 percent, were food insecure in 2012. “Food insecurity” refers to not having access to enough food for an active and healthy life. Research conducted at Drexel University School of Public Health’s Center for Hunger-Free Communities has shown that food insecurity can have lifelong impacts especially on young children – hunger can impact a child’s cognitive, social, and emotional development.