Poor diet leaves kids vulnerable to health, learning problems – Wilmington Star-News

Correlations between food insecurity and mental health and obesity in school-aged children.

When almost a quarter of North Carolina’s youngest children aren’t eating a balanced diet, what does that mean for their health as they grow? Doctors, dieticians and experts in childhood development say the effects of malnutrition show up in a variety of ways, including chronic health woes and problems with learning in school