I have never seen children that look like the ones in the first photo
There are some kids in iowa that go hungry once in a while. They are the one’s who’s parents are on meth and never sleep. They can’t remember what day it is and can’t remember if they fed their kids or not.
True indeed. Meth really is a cultural and social "black plague" that Iowa has and will be struggling with for many years to come. What meth does to an individual is appalling, but what it does to innocent family members, especially children, is truly criminal.
Iowa had, by far, the worst economy of any state over the last 50 years (thats another point I like to discuss), but rampant hunger is not a problem Iowa really faces. However, rampant poor nutrition and low physical activity is something that is a problem, just as it is in the rest of the country, and the western world. I drive through the poorest neighborhoods in Des Moines on a weekly basis, and see elementary and secondary schools filled with morbidly obese children at an alarming percentage.