Without a secure food environment that provides for adequate nutrition and the development of healthy eating patterns during critical early years, children may suffer from a multitude of consequences.  In addition to being prone to malnutrition, obesity and poor health, their brains fail to develop fully leading to poor academic achievement, developmental delays, and increased aggressive or hyperactive behavior. Our Early Childhood Nutrition Outreach Program works with many community partners and coalitions to secure an environment in which Vermont’s youngest children are fed where they learn and play, ensuring that they are nourished, well-fed, and equipped for future successes in school and in life.


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Long-Term Effects of Hunger and Malnutrition (.pdf)