Entries by CHW Staff

How we can help families move from hardship to health

One of the most remarkable things about pediatric medicine is the simple fact that most of the time, sick kids get better. I’ll admit – few things are as terrifying as being a new parent and having your toddler admitted to the hospital’s pediatric intensive care unit for an acute asthma attack. But it’s true, […]

Silbert and Frank: Benefit to breakfast ‘after the bell’

Massachusetts is one of the wealthiest states in the nation. Yet one in seven children here is at risk of hunger because of their family’s financial situation. For far too many low-income children, breakfast, the most important meal of the day, is often the hardest to come by. While the majority of low-income children participate […]

Children’s HealthWatch testimony at the Massachusetts State House re: Lift the Cap on Kids campaign

On Tuesday, May 16, 2017 Dr. Ana Poblacion, Postdoctoral Fellow at Children’s HealthWatch, testified before the Massachusetts House of Representatives Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities’ hearing on support of two Acts: An Act Relative to the Well Being and Care of a Child and An Act to Lift the Cap on Kids.

Field Hearing: Growing Jobs and Economic Opportunity: Perspectives on the 2018 Farm Bill

Written Testimony Submitted to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry United States Senate Katherine Alaimo, PhD, MS Associate Professor, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Michigan State University Mariana Chilton, PhD, MPH Director, Center for Hunger-Free Communities Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health Co-Principal Investigator, Children’s […]

Ending Hunger in Our Classrooms: Expanding “After the Bell” Breakfast Programs for Massachusetts Students

School breakfast plays a critical role in improving health, closing the achievement gap, and reducing hunger. Research from Children’s HealthWatch and the Eos Foundation ranks 33 high poverty districts in Massachusetts on their school breakfast participation rates. Of the nearly 300,000 children in high poverty districts who were eligible for free and reduced price breakfast […]