Access to healthy food is a global issue. That means both overseas and here in America.
According to feedingamerica.org, 48.1 million Americans – including 15.3 million children – live in households that lack access to sufficient amounts of nutritious food.
This food insecurity can be especially damaging to the physical and psychological development of young students and can stunt their academic performance.
And while the junk food outlet down the street may be affordable and accessible, it is surely not the answer.
According to health experts, those calorie-dense edibles can lead to a number of teen health issues, including obesity, diabetes, and even depression.