18 million US children are at risk of hunger: How is the problem being addressed and what more can be done?

Despite help from the government and charities, the number of food-insecure kids is rising. NurPhoto/Getty Images Editor’s note: The economic crisis brought about by the coronavirus pandemic has increased the number of Americans who can’t always get enough to eat, including children. The Conversation U.S. asked four experts to explain how common child hunger is and what’s being done to address it. 1. How big a problem is child hunger in the US?Heather Eicher-Miller, associate professor of nutrition science at Purdue University: Hunger has two very different meanings. It can describe that uncom…

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