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Comment: The following statistic is fairly common on Internet religious
and advocacy websites: "Even in the United States, 1 out of every 8
children under the age of 12 goes to bed hungry."

But elsewhere I read that only .8% of children in the US fall into this
"Some 92 percent of those who experienced hunger in 2002 were adults, and
only 8 percent were children. Overall, some 567,000 children, or 0.8
percent of all children, were hungry at some point in 2002. In a typical
month, roughly one child in 400 skipped one or more meals because the
family lacked funds to buy food."

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