25,000 children under the age of 5 die each day due to poverty-related causes.
1.4 billion people live in extreme poverty (on less than $1.25/day).
In 2010 there were 925 million hungry people in the world, more than the population of the US, Canada, and the entire European Union combined.
16.7 million children lived in food insecure households in 2011.
In 2011, 16.1 million or approximately 22 percent of children in the U.S. lived in poverty.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH
Insufficient nutrition puts children at risk for illness and weakens their immune system. The immature immune systems of young children, ages 0 – 5, make them especially vulnerable to nutritional deprivation and as a result, the ability to learn, grow, and fight infections is adversely affected.
*Info relayed from Feeding America website and One Days Wages website.