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Children of Immigrants: Healthy Beginnings Derailed by Food Insecurity

Children’s HealthWatch published a new policy brief on the impact of food insecurity on the children of immigrants.

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Earning More, Receiving Less: Loss of Benefits and Child Hunger

Children’s HealthWatch published a new policy brief on how employment can lead to a harmful loss of benefit for needy families.

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Energy Insecurity is a Major Threat to Child Health

Children’s HealthWatch published a new policy brief on the consequences of energy insecurity and cutting LIHEAP benefits for young children.

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Child Care Feeding Programs Support Young Children’s Healthy Development

Children’s HealthWatch published a new policy brief on the benefits of childcare feeding programs.

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Funding Shortfalls for Housing Vouchers Could Have Serious Health Consequences for Children

Children’s HealthWatch published a new policy brief on the consequences of cutting funding for subsidized housing.

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Affordable Health Care Keeps Children and Families Healthy

Children’s HealthWatch published a new policy brief on the consequences for children when caregivers have to make tradeoffs on basic health and household expenses.

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Food Insecurity Rates Rise Steeply with Recession

Children’s HealthWatch published a new policy brief on the impact of the Recession on food insecurity rates.

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Even Very Low Levels of Food Insecurity Found to Harm Children’s Health

Marginal food security harms children’s health and development. Research from Children’s HealthWatch and others shows that children in marginally food-secure households are at greater risk for health problems, developmental delay, and impaired school performance than children in food-secure households. These findings argue for child nutrition programs that reach the broadest spectrum of children whose families may be struggling, […]

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Even Very Low Levels of Food Insecurity Found to Harm Children’s Health

This publication is the first in a series of Children’s HealthWatch Policy Action Briefs, which will provide a summary of our research, as well as that of others, on issues affecting children’s health and well-being. This brief finds that more children are at risk for health and developmental problems due to lack of food than were previously thought. These children and their families are classified as “marginally food secure” by the USDA, which suggests that they are not at risk. The data show that they are, in fact, significantly at risk