*Originally posted on 9/19/2016
*Feeding America (2013). Map the Meal Gap 2015: Child Food Insecurity in Texas by County in 2013. Retrieved from www.feedingamerica.org/hunger-in-america/our-research/map-the-meal-gap/2013/TX_AllCounties_CDs_CFI_2013.pdf
Food insecurity prevents young students from reaching their full potential. In addition, it can lead to severe health problems such as obesity. CHILDREN AT RISK works to reduce and combat food insecurity in several ways:
1. Implementing the Medical Model
2. Advancing the Healthy Food Retail Initiative
3. Promoting Universal School Breakfast and At-Risk Afterschool Meals in Texas public schools
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