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  1. #1 A rising hunger among children 
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    Doctors at a major Boston hospital report they are seeing more hungry and dangerously thin young children in the emergency room than at any time in more than a decade of surveying families.

    Many families are unable to afford enough healthy food to feed their children, say the Boston Medical Center doctors. The resulting chronic hunger threatens to leave scores of infants and toddlers with lasting learning and developmental problems.

    Before the economy soured in 2007, 12 percent of youngsters age 3 and under whose families were randomly surveyed in the hospitalís emergency department were significantly underweight. In 2010, that percentage jumped to 18 percent, and the tide does not appear to be abating, said Dr. Megan Sandel, an associate professor of pediatrics and public health at BMC. ...
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    If you can't feed 'em, don't breed 'em.
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    We've been hearing kids are obese, kids are too fat, now this. Which is it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NJCardFan View Post
    If you can't feed 'em, don't breed 'em.
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    The 27-year-old single Lowell mother, a former telemarketer who is now unemployed, relies on food pantries and other public assistance to feed her three young sons.
    Uh huh.........3 kids, single, apparently no real marketable skills.
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    and hunger is defined by mission ONE meal in a 24 our period in this country
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    Quote Originally Posted by linda22003 View Post
    We've been hearing kids are obese, kids are too fat, now this. Which is it?
    I was thinking exactly the same thing when I first saw it on Drudge..........

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    Quote Originally Posted by TruckerMe View Post
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    Uh huh.........3 kids, single, apparently no real marketable skills.
    What's her DU name? :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by Odysseus View Post
    What's her DU name? :D
    if she was on DU she would've aborted them. :(
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    Apparently, the solution would be to move these kids to Mississippi. Somehow, we managed to be both the poorest and fattest people in the U.S.
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    The researchers need to find other things that connect the hungry kids, such as parental issues. It's not about poverty. There are lots of poor, fat children, at least in this country.
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