WASHINGTON, DC - As students across the country prepare to go back to school this fall, millions of American families are still feeling the sting of unemployment, rising food and fuel prices and a sluggish economic recovery. Teachers are first hand witnesses to the toll hunger takes on America's students.
According to a new survey released on Thursday by Share Our Strengths' No Kid Hungry campaign, teachers are worried that hunger is stunting the learning process. They also point to a healthy school breakfast as key to a good education.
The survey, "Hunger In Our Schools: Share Our Strength's Teachers Report 2012," was conducted among more than 1,000 K-8 public school teachers nationwide. Three out of five teachers surveyed report that they see students regularly come to school hungry because they are not getting enough to eat at home.
A majority of these teachers who witness hunger say the problem is getting worse.
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