Feedback to House Agriculture Committee: Past, Present, and Future of SNAP Hearing Series

On October 4, 2016, Children’s HealthWatch Principal Investigator, Dr. Eduardo Ochoa, provided testimony to Chairman Conaway and to the House Agriculture Committee to provide feedback on the Past, Present and Future of SNAP hearings held over the last two years by the Committee.

Comments on the Measurement Framework for Community Health and Well-Being, V2

On July 29, 2016, Children’s HealthWatch submitted comments on the Measurement Framework for Community Health and Well-Being, V2.

Draft Recommendation Statement – Folic Acid for the Prevention of Neural Tube Defects: Preventive Medication

On June 13, 2016, Children’s HealthWatch submitted commentary to express concern that the Draft Recommendation Statement on Folic Acid for the Prevention of Neural Tube Defects: Preventive Medication did not mention food insecurity and its association with folate deficiency.  

comments on the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) Proposed Rule on SNAP Promotion

On May 13th, Children’s HealthWatch submitted comments on the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) Proposed Rule on SNAP Promotion to express both support and concern on several aspects of the Proposed Rule.

Letter to House Committee on Education and Workforce re: Child Nutrition Act Re-authorization draft bill

On April 27, 2016, Children’s HealthWatch sent a letter to the House Committee on Education and Workforce regarding their Child Nutrition Act Re-authorization draft bill.

Commentary to USDA on Proposed SNAP Photo EBT Implementation Requirements

Children’s HealthWatch submitted commentary on the USDA’s Proposed SNAP Photo EBT Implementation Requirements.

Testimony Before the Subcommittee on Nutrition, Committee on Agriculture United States House of Representatives

Children’s HealthWatch Principal Investigator, Eduardo Ochoa, Jr., MD, FAAP, testified before the Subcommittee on Nutrition, Committee on Agriculture, United States House of Representatives.  Click here to view the testimony.

Testimony in support of MA Senate Bill 69, “An Act to eliminate photo identification on electronic benefit cards”

Children’s HealthWatch submitted testimony to the Members of the Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities in support of Senate Bill 69, “An Act to eliminate photo identification on electronic benefit cards.”

Community Eligibility Statement

Children’s HealthWatch encourages school districts to notify their state agencies before August 31, 2015 to opt in for Community Eligibility for the 2015-16 school year. Community Eligibility, a key provision in the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, fills the prescription for food every day by ensuring communities serving low income children have the opportunity to offer […]

Testimony to Improve CACFP in Massachusetts

Children’s HealthWatch Principal Investigators in Boston submitted written testimony on improvements to the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) to the Joint Committee on Education in Massachusetts. Improving CACFP will ensure that children in child care settings across the Commonwealth will have better access to the nutrition necessary for their rapidly growing bodies and brains.