WCVB recently featured Children’s HealthWatch research and Principal Investigator, Dr. Megan Sandel.

BMC Doctors: SNAP Cuts Will Harm Children

Millions of Americans now face feeding their families on less than $1.40 per meal since since November’s cuts to the federal food stamp program, officially known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP.

“For many families, that translated to 30 meals a month less that they’re going to have available to feed their kids, to feed themselves. And now we’re talking about cutting again,” said Dr. Megan Sandel, MPH, associate professor of pediatrics and environmental health at Boston University and a pediatrician in the Grow Clinic at Boston Medical Center.

That’s why a handful of Boston University medical students decided to walk a mile in their patients’ shoes this month, taking what’s known as the SNAP Challenge, where participants only eat food bought with the amount of money they’d get from SNAP for a week.

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