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Feeding Our Human Capital: Food Insecurity and Tomorrow’s Workforce

Two new research briefs by Children’s HealthWatch show that access to an adequate, healthy diet (also known as food security) during early childhood is essential for developing the skills that children need in school and, later, in the workforce. The first brief, Too Hungry to Learn, illustrates the strong connections between food security in early […]

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Too Hungry to Learn: Food Insecurity and School Readiness

Two new research briefs by Children’s HealthWatch show that access to an adequate, healthy diet (also known as food security) during early childhood is essential for developing the skills that children need in school and, later, in the workforce. The first brief, Too Hungry to Learn, illustrates the strong connections between food security in early childhood and the […]

Health of Children Classified as Underweight by CDC Reference but Normal by WHO Standard

The objective of this article was to ascertain measures of health status among 6- to 24-month-old children classified as below normal weight-for-age (underweight) by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 2000 growth reference but as normal weight-for-age by the World Health Organization (WHO) 2006 standard. The authors found that children who are reclassified from underweight to normal […]

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A Safe, Stable Place to Call Home Supports Young Children’s Health in Arkansas

Children’s HealthWatch published a new policy brief on the positive impact of stable housing on Arkansas’s children.

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Overcrowding and Frequent Moves Undermine Children’s Health

Children’s HealthWatch published a new policy brief on the harmful effects of housing insecurity on young children.

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Too Many Hurdles: Barriers to Receiving SNAP Put Children’s Health at Risk

Children’s HealthWatch published a new policy brief on the consequences of limiting young children’s access to SNAP.

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LIHEAP Stabilizes Family Housing and Protects Children’s Health

Children’s HealthWatch published a new policy brief on the positive impact of LIHEAP on young children and their families.

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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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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.