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When Hunger Isn't Really Hunger...

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1. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 10y

This story ran on the evening news last night.

Are You Hungry or Just Insecure?

And then we wonder why nothing ever really gets accomplished... Hunger by any other name is still hunger - then again, maybe not... :( :(

2. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 10y

That is very...strange On the same note, often times hunger is mistaken for thirst.

3. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 10y

I think I'm just hungry.

4. Posted by tallbird (Respected Member 269 posts) 10y

I'm always hungry when I'm bored!

5. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 10y

Hungry or "food insecure"? hmmm. So they are trying to get rid of the word to deny there's a problem!

Its weird how even in rich countries with soaring obesity there are people going hungry.

I was just reading that:
"Up to 14% of older people aged over 65 years in the UK are malnourished.
Four out of 10 older people admitted to hospital are malnourished on arrival"
Age Concern UK

http://www.ageconcern.org.uk/AgeConcern/hungry2bheard_overview.asp

Which reminds me, my tummy's rumbling. Lunchtime.

[ Edit: Edited at Nov 20, 2006 4:12 AM by Clarabell ]

6. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 10y

Quoting Brendan

That is very...strange On the same note, often times hunger is mistaken for thirst.

That's true.

As a matter of fact, I'm starving. Might go grab a beerburger

7. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 10y

Beerburger, good choice!

8. Posted by summer910 (Respected Member 1342 posts) 10y

What the heck is "low food security"? Aish. If you're hungry, you're hungry. Why must they try to find words around it?