Child Hunger Stats

How can you tell a Child / Student is hungry

ChildHungerMap

 

Does the child or student display any of the following on a regular basis?
____Extreme hunger on Monday morning
____Quickly eating all of the food served and asking for more
____Asking when the next meal/snack will be served
____Regularly asking their teacher for food
____Saving/hoarding/stealing food to take home or asking students for food they don’t want
____Comments about not having enough food at home

Other factors that may be present to help identify a chronically hungry child / student include:

Physical Appearance: overweight or underweight and malnourished: ___ complains of headaches: ____
puffy/swollen skin: ___ chronically dry/itchy eyes:____ spoon-shaped fingernails:____
dry cracked lips:____ decaying teeth____ bloated stomach____

School Performance: frequent absences and/or tardiness: ____ anxious, lack of concentration:____
low energy, sleeps in class:____ chronic sickness:____ slow memory recall:____
behavioral problems (hyperactive, irritable, withdrawn, aggressive, etc.):____ poor grades:____

Home Environment: family crisis: ____ loss of household income: ____ moves frequently:____
homeless: ____ single parent:____ child often prepares own meals:____
Other information regarding the child’s home situation that requires the need for food.
Please explain: _______________________________________________________________________

 

 

 
States Total Average Particpation FY 2014 Total Average Free Total Average Reduced Total Average Paid % Free % Reduced   % Paid
Colorado

366,610

206,612

36,557

123,441

56.36%

9.97%

66.33%

33.67%

Idaho

159,065

86,536

18,571

53,959

54.40%

11.68%

66.08%

33.92%

Kansas

345,214

167,809

35,588

141,816

48.61%

10.31%

58.92%

41.08%

Montana

83,569

40,555

8,544

34,470

48.53%

10.22%

58.75%

41.25%

Nebraska

242,157

99,815

24,944

117,398

41.22%

10.30%

51.52%

48.48%

New Mexico

215,052

149,686

21,342

44,024

69.60%

9.92%

79.53%

20.47%

Oklahoma

437,679

272,688

43,285

121,706

62.30%

9.89%

72.19%

27.81%

South Dakota

106,446

42,076

9,073

55,297

39.53%

8.52%

48.05%

51.95%

Texas

3,312,035

2,265,360

272,784

773,891

68.40%

8.24%

76.63%

23.37%

Utah

329,423

136,564

37,376

155,483

41.46%

11.35%

52.80%

47.20%

Wyoming

53,050

20,727

6,310

26,013

39.07%

11.89%

50.97%

49.03%

Totals

5,650,300

3,488,428

514,374

1,647,498

61.74%

9.10%

70.84%

29.16%

Kids in need of weekend food              823,749


For more information on resources in your state, go to:

http://frac.org/state-anti-hunger-organizations