Community Voices Day of Action

Jessica Frazier participated in Community Voices Day of Action, Washington, DC.

What is the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and why does it matter?

When I took my 7-month-old daughter, Beatrice, to daycare today I received an application for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), the federally funded nutrition program which provides […]

Closing the Gap: One Policy Solution to Improve Child Health and School Readiness

Emily, a mother and member of Witnesses to Hunger, whose son benefited from the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) from birth to age five, passionately […]

Support the Health of the Families through the Community Eligibility Provision

Several months ago, I met a family in the Pediatric Emergency Department at Boston Medical Center with three children: one preschooler and two school-aged children. While my questions to the […]

WIC and SNAP Feed Our Future

When I first met Children HealthWatch’s founder Dr. Frank, I asked her what horrible disease was causing “failure to thrive” in the children she saw in her clinic—some crazy intestinal […]

A Place at the Table Screening

Bonita Cuff shared her story at a film screening of A Place at the Table in Cambridge, MA.

Just one Father’s Day policy can improve lifelong health, life expectancy, and gender equity

Right after my son Rocco was born, I reached my hands to him.  He instantly wrapped each hand around one of my fingers and melted my heart. My wife, Vanessa, […]

Pushing health care’s boundaries: Food is medicine

The three year old I was examining was grumpy and uncooperative. His mom assured me she had no concerns about his development, but I wasn’t so sure – he appeared […]

Doctor’s Orders: Promoting Healthy Child Development by Increasing Food Security in Arkansas

Our hope for all of the patients we see in the pediatric clinics at Arkansas Children’s Hospital is that they will thrive in families that have enough money for basic […]

Opportunities To Change The Outcomes Of Traumatized Children

The Childhood Adversity Narratives (CAN) has developed a new narrative “Opportunities To Change The Outcomes Of Traumatized Children” to help inform policy makers and the public about the costs and consequences […]