Food Insecurity:

Representative Rosa DeLauro cites Children’s HealthWatch research (at 5:50) while speaking on the House floor against proposed policy changes to weaken SNAP.

“Feed Our Future” Children know that good nutrition is important for ensuring that they grow up healthy. Youth from PressPass TV produced a video highlighting Children’s HealthWatch research as they discuss why they support access to healthy foods for all kids.

Boston Medical Center recognizes the 30 years of tireless effort of Dr. Frank and her service to her patients in “2014 Food for Thought – Tribute to Dr. Deborah A. Frank”

Dr. Frank featured in Making America Stronger: U.S.  Food Stamp Program (at 9:10). The film commemorates the  30th anniversary of the of the reforms achieved by the  Food Stamp Act of 1977 and describes how essential the program is and its potential to continue to achieve more.

Starved for America, nominated for a News and Documentary Emmy Award, was an international multimedia campaign aiming to address childhood malnutrition. Co-founder Dr. Frank is featured in the The U.S. Standard and a Double Standard segment discussing WIC.

Representative Rosa DeLauro cites Children’s HealthWatch research (at 3:33) while speaking on the House floor against the Farm Bill and its threatening SNAP cuts.

Principal Investigator Dr. Mariana Chilton takes the stage at TedxArcadia University. Her Ted Talk, alongside Witnesses to Hunger member Joanna Cruz, explores why food is not the solution to hunger.

Dr. Cook, Principal Investigator, featured on NCTV17 news after speaking at an event hosted by Loaves and Fishes Pantry regarding food insecurity.

Dr. Mariana Chilton featured in A Place at the TableNominated for the Grand Jury prize at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, there is also a companion book titled A Place at the Table: The Crisis of 49 Million Hungry Americans and How to Solve It which Dr. Chilton also contributed to.

Dr. Frank, Children’s HealthWatch Founder, speaks at University of Arkansas, Little Rock regarding “Hunger, Hardship, and Child Health” and how it influences children’s learning.

Dr. Diana Becker Cutts speaks at Second Harvest Heartland’s “Hunger and Health Forum” regarding food insecurity, nutrition and activity.

Children’s HealthWatch Research and Policy Director, Stephanie Ettinger de Cuba, presented at the release of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council’s State of Equity in Metro Boston Action Agenda. (begins at 41:00)

Children’s HealthWatch Principal Investigator, Dr. Diana Cutts, presented Undernourished and Overweight, The Link Between Food Insecurity and Obesity at the Minnesota American Academy of Pediatrics Conference.


Housing Insecurity:

Dr. Megan Sandel, Principal Investigator, speaks with Dave Brown, executive director of National NeighborWorks Association, on why home matters.

At the Urban Land Institute Housing Opportunity 2014 Conference, Dr. Sandel shares “Housing and Health: Why a Stable, Decent, Affordable Home is Like a Vaccine” (at 14:12)

Home Matters America features Dr. Megan Sandel discussing how homes matter for health.




Affordable Housing in Charlotte, Charlotte Talks

Children’s HealthWatch Research and Policy Director, Stephanie Ettinger de Cuba discusses the importance of safe, stable, and affordable housing on the health & well-being of children.

  • 9:10-12:00 — Importance of safe, stable, and affordable housing
  • 12:15-13:45 — Food insecurity and emphasizes setting the trajectory for a healthy future
  • 19:15-20:40 — Affordable housing as a vaccine
  • 29:40-32:20 — Health, Healthcare, and Housing interconnections
  • 44:00 — Commentary on mixed income housing communities
  • 47:58 — Location of affordable housing is important

Community Development and Health:

Health Resources in Action and Metropolitan Area Planning Council features Dr. Megan Sandel discussing the importance of healthy communities.

Witnesses to Hunger:

Tianna Gaines-Turner, a witness to hunger in Philadelphia, was the first person actually living in poverty to testify at Paul Ryan’s War on Poverty hearing. MSNBC’s The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell features her testimony.

Tiana Gaines-Turner was later featured on MSNBC by Melissa Harris-Perry. Tiana was joined by Congresswoman Barbara Lee and was featured in an MSNBC Original.

Senator Casey (PA) discusses the Witnesses to Hunger exhibit and the powerful project started by Dr. Mariana Chilton.


Children’s HealthWatch, Brief History and Review of Research

“A Brief History and Review of Research” presented to USDA FNS staff.

Complete webinar available here.

Boston Food Insecurity Brief

The second installment in the five-city policy action brief series – Hunger: A New Vital Sign, Children’s HealthWatch hosted a webinar to discuss the new Policy Action Brief – RX for Healthy Child Development: Nutritious, Affordable Food Promotes Health and Economic Stability for Boston Families.

Complete webinar available here.

Baltimore Maternal Employment Brief

Featuring the release of the brief: Baltimore Mothers’ Stable Employment Promotes Child and Family Health, which presents new data on how Baltimore mothers’ difficulty in maintaining stable employment is linked to health problems in children’s crucial first years of life. A Baltimore mother shares her personal experience caring for children while struggling to find and keep stable employment and Dr. Black, Principal Investigator, discusses the brief’s findings. The webinar also features Rachel Tucker of Maryland Hunger Solutions, and Maryland State Delegate Samuel I. Rosenberg’s Legislative Director, Aaron Glaser.

Complete webinar available here.

Cliff Effect Report

Children’s HealthWatch and The Center for Hunger-Free Communities hosted a webinar, featuring the release of the report: Punishing Hard Work: The Unintended Consequences of Cutting SNAP Benefits which details research findings on a phenomenon known as the “cliff effect.” Bonita Cuff, a member of Witnesses to Hunger, shared her personal experience with ‘benefit cliffs’, Children’s HealthWatch researchers discuss the report’s findings, and Matt Unrath of Wider Opportunities for Women discusses public policy solutions to alleviate this issue while preserving and supporting SNAP, a vital and effective public health program.

Complete webinar available here.