More than half a million children in Georgia live in food-insecure households where they do not have daily access to healthy food. Lack of nutritious food can have life-long effects on their health. Children who are food insecure are more likely to have:

·Asthma 

·Anemia

·Anxiety
·Developmental risk
·Diabetes
·Hyperactivity
·Low birth weight

·More frequent colds & stomach aches 

·Obesity
·Tooth decay   

With your help, Snack in a Backpack can provide healthy, nutritious food for children during school weekends and vacation breaks year-round and impacts their health long-term.  


For more information:


The Impact of Poverty, Food Insecurity and Poor Nutrition on Health and Well-Being

Health Implications of Food Insecurity

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