I am working on a project for one of my classes. The theme is an examination of food insecurity and the effects on learning. I have been researching already, and have found excellent sources. I would like to find some qualitative and quantitative data on how food insecurity affects high school students, too. Aside from the developmental issues that nutritional deficiencies can cause for young children, what developmental problems arise in students aged 12-18? It is already understood that the stresses of food insecurity create difficult challenges, for anyone, but school is hard enough to have to worry about where a next meal will come from.
I would be interested in hearing from anyone who works or volunteers in public school or community organizations, where outreach is being performed in order to address the needs of these children.