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Nutritious Food Equals Good Health

By Josh Morgan September 4, 2013

josh-morganAs a wide receiver for the Washington Redskins, I know all too well the importance of good nutrition and eating three balanced meals daily. Without access to fruits, vegetables and other healthy foods, I would not be able to stay competitive on the field.
Sadly, one in three children living in our nation’s capital goes to bed hungry simply because their families cannot afford quality, nutritious food. The link between good health and nourishing food is clear. That’s why I’m teaming up with the Capital Area Food Bank for Hunger Action Month this September to help spread awareness about local hunger.
Children who are hungry suffer from two to four times as many health problems, such as fatigue and obesity, making it challenging for them to learn or concentrate in school. Children who are hungry can’t grow and become healthy, productive adult citizens.
The food bank offers many nutrition programs, such as Kids Cafe, which ensures that kids have access to meals when they’re not in school. I had the pleasure of packing and sorting food at the CAFB this summer, and witnessed first-hand how the organization’s programs feed children in need.
Help children in our community reach their full potential by supporting the food bank’s mission of feeding those in need. Take action this September and join in the struggle against hunger.