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Immigrant-Inclusive Policies Promote Child and Family Health

In this issue of AJPH, findings by Miller et al. (p. 1738) suggest that anti-immigrant rhetoric and proposed changes to public charge during the early years of the Trump administration significantly […]

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Changes in Economic Hardships Arising During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Differences by Nativity and Race

Abstract Hardships in early childhood impact health. Few longitudinal studies have examined pandemic-related hardships among families with young children by race/ethnicity or nativity. We used prospective longitudinal data from 1,165 […]

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Critical windows of susceptibility for the effects of prenatal exposure to heat and heat variability on gestational growth

Abstract Background: Studies have shown that prenatal heat exposure may impact fetal growth, but few studies have examined the critical windows of susceptibility. As extreme heat events and within season […]

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Association of the Expiration of Child Tax Credit Advance Payments With Food Insufficiency in US Households

Key Points Question  Was expiration of advance Child Tax Credit (CTC) payments associated with increased food insufficiency in the US? Findings  In a cross-sectional study of repeated surveys from a nationally representative […]

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Eviction and Household Health and Hardships in Families With Very Young Children

Abstract Background Families with versus without children are at greater eviction risk. Eviction is a abstract perinatal, pediatric, and adult health concern. Most studies evaluate only formal evictions. Methods Using […]

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Prenatal WIC Is Associated with Increased Birth Weight of Infants Born in the United States with Immigrant Mothers

Originally posted on Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Abstract Background The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) improves health outcomes for participating mothers […]

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For 25 Years, Food Security Has Included a Nutrition Domain: Is a New Measure of Nutrition Security Needed?

Originally Posted in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (JAND) THE US HOUSEHOLD FOOD SECURITY SURVEY MODULE AND ITS RELATIONSHIP WITH NUTRITION Access to adequate, nutritious food, […]

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Household unmet basic needs in the first 1000 days and preterm birth status

Objective: To examine the relationship of individual and composite number of unmet basic needs (housing, energy, food, and healthcare hardships) in the past year with preterm birth status among children […]

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Type of Child Care Setting Is Associated with Child Care Constraints and Food Insecurity Among Families with Low-Incomes

Originally posted on Academic Pediatrics. Abstract Objective High quality child care positively affects long-term development in children and is a necessary support for parents who work or are in school. […]

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Association of the Implementation of Child Tax Credit Advance Payments With Food Insufficiency in US Households

Key Points Question: Was the introduction of advance payments for the Child Tax Credit associated with food insufficiency in US households? Findings: In this cross-sectional study using repeated surveys of a […]