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Hunger Malnutrition and Poverty In the Contemporary United States Fitchen Janet M United States of America is one of the strongest world powers and yet there are problems that may be swept underneath the carpet Fitchens article is dealing with those problems we as Americans tend to hide Fitchen starts off by stating the realization of the Third World Hunger and as to how massive media fund raisers and relief aid is blocking our views on poverty malnutrition and hunger here on our very own soil The article states that we do have several welfare and food programs for the poor but that these programs are not adequate enough in actuality they are just promoting malnutrition As Fitchen statesSince we do not see overt begging on our streets this allows us to just ignore that there is a problem here Fitchen also states that the problem does not extend from the lack of foodstuffs here in America but just the opposite Basically the cutting back on federal programs and policies have had an effect That is not the only problem Fletchen goes on to do a few research projects and tries to study the poverty struck people across America The article also points out that in the last few years organizations soup kitchens food banks and other emergency food banks have almost doubled as has the amount of people that attend these services Fitchen takes a look at the eating patterns and their eating habits as they are shaped by the constraints of poverty Such as the lack of storage space more frequent visits to shop lack of transportation and the obvious lack of money Is there a major epidemic of hunger malnutrition and poverty here in the United States I tend to agree with Fitchen there is all of the above elements here in America I however disagree with Fitchen to a certain degree about us ignoring the
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