TESTIMONY OF DR. MEGAN SANDEL ON THE CHILD HEALTH IMPACT OF NEW EA REGULATIONS

Dr. Megan Sandel, Children’s HealthWatch Co-Principal Investigator, submitted comments on behalf of Children’s HealthWatch to the Massachusetts State Government and the Department of Housing and Community Development.

Congressional Briefing: Child Hunger

Children’s HealthWatch Co-Principal Investigator, Dr. Maureen Black, spoke on a panel during a Congressional Briefing at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, DC. Feeding America and Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign hosted this briefing to inform legislators about the prevalence of child hunger and what they can do to connect children with […]

Masachusetts FY13 Reforms to Address Family Homelessness

Children’s HealthWatch Principal Investigators, Dr. Frank and Dr. Sandel wrote letters to Governor Patrick as well as the leadership in both the House and the Senate urging the necessity of clarifying the language in the FY 2013 budget regarding homeless shelter. Children’s HealthWatch is concerned that the regulations stipulated in the budget would limit housing options for […]

Comments on the 2012 Farm Bill: Protect SNAP; Children cannot eat retroactively

In response to the opportunity to submit feedback on the Farm Bill via the House Committee on Agriculture’s website, Children’s HealthWatch researchers submitted comments to express deep concern about the cuts to SNAP passed in the recent House budget bill, their impact on the Farm Bill and ultimately the implications for the health of children and families […]

Proposed Cuts to “Heat and Eat” SNAP Benefit Coordination

Children’s HealthWatch Principal Investigators wrote a letter to Senate and House Agriculture Committee Leadership.

Proposed Cuts to “Heat and Eat” SNAP Benefit Coordination

Children’s HealthWatch Principal Investigators wrote a letter to Senate and House Agriculture Committee Leadership.

Regarding Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service Request for Information: Research on the Causes, Characteristics, and Consequences of Childhood Hunger and Food Insecurity

Dr. John Cook, Children’s HealthWatch Principal Investigator, submitted public comments on behalf of Children’s HealthWatch to a request for information by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service. The request was for public comments to assist in determining the best way to focus research funds from the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Acts of 2010. These […]

The public health crisis of food insecurity and interventions that work: The Child Nutrition Programs

Testimony to the US House of Representatives, Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies.