Children’s HealthWatch Principal Investigator, Dr. Diana Cutts, was recently featured in a Minnesota Public Radio article on her work with the Hennepin County Medical Center’s food bank.
https://childrenshealthwatch.org/wp-content/uploads/download-1.png 96 523 admin https://childrenshealthwatch.org/wp-content/uploads/CHW-25-anniversary-full-color_small.png admin2014-04-21 00:00:002016-11-08 17:39:03At some Minnesota clinics, a simple prescription for patient health needs: food
At some Minnesota clinics, a simple prescription for patient health needs: food
Hungry kids are hospitalized more often. They’re at a higher risk for developmental problems and their moms are more likely to be depressed. Yet, hunger rarely comes up when those kids and their families see a doctor.
“We are blind to (hunger) as clinicians,” said Dr. Diana Cutts, a pediatrician at Hennepin County Medical Center who’s been researching the ties between food and health for more than 15 years. At any given time at least a quarter of her patients don’t have enough food, she said.