15 Oct '11, 7am

Those Kids Could Be Hungrier | Care2 Causes

Those Kids Could Be Hungrier | Care2 Causes

Sesame Street, the children’s television show that has for decades addressed early educational needs especially for inner city children, has always been at the forefront of combining learning skills with diverse and everyday situations made palatable to the preschool set. As the economy has worsened and more American children than ever before are struggling with poverty, lack of health care, stable housing, and having enough to eat every day, the show has introduced a new character to help kids understand the issue of food insecurity . But conservatives have belittled the addition. After all, American kids aren’t literally starving — they get to eat most of the time, right? Amanda Marcotte notes a National Review columnist who thinks that not having enough food everyday really isn’t that much to whine about. “[T]he idiom ‘food insecure’ — a term created by the U.S. Departm...

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