Dr. Maureen Black, Children’s HealthWatch Co-Principal Investigator, was quoted in an article by the Baltimore Sun, about food insecurity in Baltimore, MD.

City Plans Hunger Fight

Children’s HealthWatch Co-Principal Investigator, Dr. Maureen Black, was interviewed about the Children’s HealthWatch report, “Food Security: Ensuring the Health of Baltimore’s Babies.”

Nearly one in eight families taking children to the University of Maryland Medical Center’s emergency room and primary care clinic lack enough food to ensure good nutrition – putting the youngsters at risk for growth and learning problems, a study has found. Acting on the finding, the city health department yesterday announced a plan to screen children for signs of hunger and to link families to food pantries and federal nutrition programs such as food stamps and Women Infants and Children.