Global events promote awareness and action for ensuring food security and nutritious diets for all. Reducing hunger saves lives, yields a return on investment, is an achievable goal and one that will reduce human suffering.
DID YOU KNOW...
- Eradicating hunger could save the lives of 3.1 million children a year.
- Hunger affects the daily lives of 1 in 9 Americans nationwide. 1 in 6 children live in food insecure homes.
- Well-nourished mothers have healthier babies with stronger immune systems.
- Each dollar invested in hunger prevention returns between $15 and $139 in benefits.
- Proper nutrition early in life could mean 46% more in productivity and lifetime earnings.
- Food insecurity can lead to Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and obesity and poor management of disease.
- Children at risk of hunger are more likely to develop poor health and struggle with learning and psychological and behavioral health issues.
- Eliminating iron deficiency in a population could boost workplace productivity by 20%.
HELP SUPPORT THE CAUSE BY...
- Donating money or nutrient-rich foods to your local food bank or pantry. (Click to view the list of most needed items)
- Volunteering at a local anti-hunger organization. 51% of all food programs rely entirely on volunteers.
- Wasting less food by buying only what is needed and repurposing leftovers and scraps.
- Supporting biodiversity and sustainable, environmental-friendly practices to safeguard the environment and nutrient quality of the food supply.
These materials are provided to you by Blythedale Children’s Hospital and Kohl’s
Eat Well, Be Well Nutrition Outreach Program.
For more tips and information, please visit www.blythedale.org/kohls.
Kohl's Eat Well, Be Well Program
Blythedale Children's Hospital, through the generosity of Kohl’s Department Stores, is proud to offer Blythedale and Kohl's Eat Well, Be Well, an innovative outreach program designed to bring health and nutrition education to schools throughout Westchester and Putnam counties. Through this program, Blythedale staff members teach healthy eating habits to children by providing curricula, training and educational tools to school districts throughout the area. The program provides general nutrition guidelines to students, parents and school faculty. Blythedale Children's Hospital offers experts in nutrition and health-education to speak with local parenting groups, PTAs and school personnel.
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