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The disease of poverty is spreading, and North Carolina is often cited a problem area in the nation. Ten percent of the counties surveyed in a nationwide study of hunger and malnutrition are in North Carolina and it is predicted that levels will increase given low income levels in the state and the rising cost of food.
The State Board of Health conducted a nutrition survey to assess the extent of hunger problems in North Carolina, and to determine the barriers preventing good diet. The survey revealed that poor nutrition occurs most frequently in the eastern part of the state. Children in affluent and poor families alike are not eating what they should and may be malnourished.