Sunday, November 06, 2005

Children's nutrition

The current administration/congress proposed to cut funding for food stamps to help balance the budget. They also say they want to improve education. When children are undernourished before birth and when they are young, their intellect can be permanently damaged. In an experiment with mice or rats several years ago, when a pregnant mother was malnutritioned, not only were her children intellectually impaired, but also her daughter's children. School-aged children who are hungry are less able to learn. When we harm our children, we are harming the future of our country.

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