Entries by Children's HealthWatch

Ending Hunger in Our Classrooms: Expanding “After the Bell” Breakfast Programs for Massachusetts Students

School breakfast plays a critical role in improving health, closing the achievement gap, and reducing hunger. Research from Children’s HealthWatch and the Eos Foundation ranks 33 high poverty districts in Massachusetts on their school breakfast participation rates. Of the nearly 300,000 children in high poverty districts who were eligible for free and reduced price breakfast […]

It’s time to expand the earned income tax credit

THANK YOU for highlighting the free tax preparation services for low-wage taxpayers provided at the Boston Medical Center (“Physical and fiscal fitness,” Metro, March 13). Cristela Guerra’s report insightfully notes the connection between health and financial stability. As she notes, not everyone is aware of the earned income tax credit, the largest federal anti-poverty program […]

Commentary: Trump’s budget is bad for America’s poor

BUDGETS are documents that show the priorities of administrations. Last week, Donald’s Trump’s White House rolled out its first budget that shows it puts walls, weapons and war ahead of America’s poor. This budget plunders money for food from seniors, heat from families and educational programming from America’s kids. It bars America’s most vulnerable from […]