Brain Food: Health and Hunger

communications intern Health, Why Hunger?

In this progressive age, the United Nations has set Sustainable Development Goals to help guide the world’s efforts in shifting to a sustainable world. One of the goals is focused on “Good Health and Well-being” of children, families, and fighting diseases. Physical and mental health are primary issues for every family, especially with the rising cost of healthcare. This specific area of focus is vital to developing a healthier and brighter future across the globe and it’s easier than you would think to engage in a more sustainable future. 

Sustainable Through Sustenance

Physical and mental health can be heavily affected by food insecurity and hunger. It has been proven that malnutrition is an underlying cause for poor physical health conditions in children that are hungry. They are more susceptible to experience headaches, stomachaches, and the common cold. These may not seem serious, but these small setbacks will affect their schoolwork, learning, and overall development. A well-balanced meal improves heart health which is the core function for better physical health.

Mental health has often been overlooked in the past and is now starting to get the recognition it deserves. There are studies showing how food security leads to a positive mindset.  Having that positive mindset is a key factor in having good health and sometimes just knowing that you have enough food to eat a meal can make all the difference.

Good health and well-being is universal. Something as small as a toothbrush or soap can make the difference between a healthy life and severe illness. Hygiene and food are just a couple of areas that impact health. Thousands of wonderful volunteers have packaged over 127 million meals with Feeding Children Everywhere. Ending poverty and creating a sustainable world begins with growing economies, better health, more jobs. You can’t change the world overnight, but we have to start somewhere.

Every year, Feeding Children Everywhere distributes millions of meals to families and children in need of proper nutrition thanks to dedicated volunteers at Hunger Projects. Hunger Projects are a great way to empower volunteers in a high-energy environment to make a tangible difference in the fight against hunger and for better health. Hosts can choose where they want to send the food, whether it’s international or in local schools or food pantries. There are many ways to get involved and make an impact for those who need it most. From hosting a Hunger Project to volunteering to donating, you can make a difference no matter where you are in the world. Click the button below to join the fight by hosting your own Hunger Project!