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This Republican senator wants an expanded child tax credit — with work requirements

An unusual thing happened a couple of years ago: nearly 3 million children in the United States were lifted out of poverty. That’s because of an expansion of the child […]

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Subsidized meals in child care tied to healthier kids and families

Every day, more than 4.2 million children receive nutritious food and snacks through the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), a federally funded, state-administered initiative that reimburses child-care centers […]

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New Study Links Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric to Decline in Preventive Healthcare for Children of Immigrant Mothers

Originally published on Express Healthcare Management. A recent study conducted by researchers at Boston University School of Public Health suggests that former President Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric may have contributed to […]

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Childcare nutrition programs improve health outcomes, food security but are underfunded, researchers argue

Originally published on FoodNavigator-USA. Research that shows toddlers who receive meals and snacks from their childcare are healthier and more food secure than those who bring meals from home underscores the […]

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Diaper Pilot Program Aims to Keep Families Healthy, Working

Originally published on Public News Service. Massachusetts groups will be part of a new federal pilot program to help low-income families ensure they have the diapers they need to keep both […]

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Study blames Trump for decline in immigrant well-child healthcare visits

Originally published on UPI. Sept. 18 (UPI) — A new study is blaming former President Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric for a decline in preventative healthcare visits among children born to migrant […]

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Balancing Budgets by Emptying Bellies: WIC Cuts Would Harm Our Youngest Children

Originally published on The Brink. As Congress approaches its annual deadline to pass a new federal budget, a slew of spending bills from House Republicans threaten to gut evidence-based safety […]

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Trump’s Anti-immigrant Rhetoric, Policies, Contributed to Decline in Preventive Healthcare Visits among Children of Immigrants

Originally published on BU School of Public Health. Immigration was a defining issue of Donald Trump’s campaign and presidency, and his well-documented embrace of xenophobic and racist rhetoric and policies during […]

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‘Policymakers need to do their job too’: Pediatrician’s view on child poverty rate

Originally published on NPR. ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: It’s unusual for child poverty to double in a year, and equally unusual, we can pretty clearly say why it happened. The expanded child […]

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Expanding tax credit will make Massachusetts a leader in family policy again

Originally posted on Commonwealth Magazine.  MASSACHUSETTS CONSISTENTLY ranks as the top state to raise a family. The reason is simple: our family policies – from paid leave and childcare to […]