Presented on the health consequences of hunger during childhood from the prenatal period through adolescence at the Hunger Action Summit in Santa Clara, CA.

Diagnosing and Treating Hunger in Kids

Children’s HealthWatch Founder and Principal Investigator, Dr. Deborah A. Frank, spoke on January 24, 2014 at the Hunger Action Summit hosted by Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties and the Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business’s Food and Agribusiness Institute.

Dr. Frank’s talk gave a pediatrician’s perspective on the impacts of hunger from the prenatal period through adolescence on the health, learning potential, and socio-emotional well-being of America’s children. The cost-effectiveness of publicly supported “kitchen table” programs such as WIC and SNAP in addressing these impacts was also briefly reviewed.

Click here to learn more about the summit.

Click here to view video footage of the summit. Dr. Frank’s presentation begins at 54:00.