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Dr. Deborah Frank featured on Add Passion and Stir Podcast

Children’s HealthWatch founder and Principal Investigator, Dr. Deborah Frank, explained the developmental, medical and behavioral dangers of malnutrition and our work at the Boston Medical Center Grow Clinic on the Add Passion and Stir Podcast with Boston chef Ming Tsai (Blue Ginger, Blue Dragon) and Share Our Strength founder Billy Shore. Check it out! https://www.facebook.com/AddPassionStir

Food is Medicine: For best results, follow dosing instructions

Food is medicine. You have likely heard that phrase before. It reminds us that what we nourish ourselves with is as important as most medicines we might take. But what if we can’t afford enough healthful food? That’s where the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) comes in – SNAP is like a medicine, helping to […]

WIC and SNAP Feed Our Future

When I first met Children HealthWatch’s founder Dr. Frank, I asked her what horrible disease was causing “failure to thrive” in the children she saw in her clinic—some crazy intestinal disease?  I was appalled by her answer then and still am now—that her patients do not have access to enough nutritious food to keep them […]

Pushing health care’s boundaries: Food is medicine

The three year old I was examining was grumpy and uncooperative. His mom assured me she had no concerns about his development, but I wasn’t so sure – he appeared withdrawn and nonverbal to my eyes.  Attempting to see more interaction, I asked if I could offer him some graham crackers. His eyes lit up, […]