Friday, January 22, 2016
HUNGER’S HEALTH COSTS
Hunger and food insecurity costs Americans over $160 billion in 2014, according to a new report from the Bread for the World Institute. Most of that price tag was attributable to conditions the authors contend are related to living in a household where access to food is problematic, such as depression, anemia, diabetes, dental caries, and delayed child development. Treatment of depression and anxiety cost over $50 billion, while additional neonatal and adult hospital stays cost about $17 billion.
Source: Bread for the World Institute, 1/16, Hunger Costs