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January 28, 2016
Over 24 percent of Ohio children are hungry, and Ohio ranks 38th worst in the nation for the number of children under the age of six who live in poverty, according to a new study released Thursday. The Ohio Children's Defense Fund, the organization that released the study, said that's unacceptable. "The research is clear: learning begins when a baby is born," said Renuka Mayadev, executive director of The Ohio Children’s Defense Fund, in a news release. "Sadly, we find that the nutritional needs of many babies, toddlers, and preschoolers are not consistently met to support early learning."
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