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The Farm Bill

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) ensures families can put food on their table and have the nutrition they need to thrive. For families with young children especially, SNAP offers […]

Protected: Advance Child Tax Credit Supported Families Experiencing Economic Shock

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Important New WIC Rule

The United State Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently released a final rule that updated the food package using the most up-to-date science on child nutrition for the Special Supplemental Nutrition […]

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Women’s History Month: A Cause for Celebration, A Cause for Concern

During Women’s History Month, we often reflect on and celebrate the achievements of women around the world, particularly in the face of unimaginable obstacles. While we’ve come a very long […]

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Explaining “A Short Adverse Experiences Measure Among Mothers of Young Children”

Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are a specific set of household-level adversities children may experience, including emotional and physical abuse, neglect, and other household stressors. Since the concept was first introduced […]

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Overcoming Invisibility

Like most little kids, I wished for superpowers when I was younger. Being able to do something otherworldly (ironically) appealed to my introverted personality as a way to stand out […]

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Mid-year budget cuts prevent planned increase to MA cash assistance

Balancing budgets should not come on the backs of our poorest families.   Earlier this month, the Healey-Driscoll Administration announced mid-year budget cuts that will prevent a planned increase to the […]

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An Apple a Day Won’t Even Be Affordable for Children if Critical Program Isn’t Funded

As Congress approaches yet another deadline to fund the government and its programs, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)—a program that provides healthy foods and […]

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WIC Needs Immediate Funding to Protect the Health and Well-Being of Children

This is an update to our blog from November 2, 2023. To read the original, click here. The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is a […]

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2023 Year in Review

2023 was a special year for Children’s HealthWatch: we not only celebrated 25 years of advancing racially equitable and inclusive policies that support young children and families but our research […]