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.

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.

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