The cost of good nutrition

Dr. Deborah Frank, Children’s HealthWatch PI and Founder, quoted in the Boston Globe on the cost of healthy food.


The Safety Net in Action: Protecting the Health and Nutrition of Young American Children

A comprehensive summary of Children’s HealthWatch findings showing the positive impact of five public assistance programs on young children’s food security, growth, and health.

Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children Participation and Infants’ Growth and Health: A Multisite Surveillance Study

This article investigates associations between the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) participation and indicators of underweight, overweight, length, caregiver-perceived health, and household food security among infants ≤ 12 months of age at 6 urban health centers and clinics. In a sample of 5,923 WIC eligible caregivers, 91% were receiving WIC.  After […]

Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Increases in Food Insecurity and Hospitalizations from 1999-2002 among Families with Children <3 years old

Presentation at the Annual Conference of the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting.

Impact of Breastfeeding on Child Food Security and Health outcomes among an Immigrant Populations

Presentation at the Annual Conference of the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting.

P-I Focus: Hunger filled with dire consequences

View the file to read Dr. Frank and John Cook’s Op-Ed on the consequences of childhood hunger.

Food Insecurity is Associated with Adverse Health Outcomes among Human Infants and Toddlers

The purpose of this study was to determine whether household food insecurity is associated with adverse health outcomes in a sentinel population ages ≤36 months.  In a sample of 11,539 caregivers of children ≤ 36 months 21.4% were food insecure.  In a logistic regression, adjusting for confounders, food-insecure children had odds of “fair or poor” health nearly […]

Child Nutrition Program Reauthorization

Testimony to the United States House of Representatives, Committee on Education and Workforce, Subcommittee on Education Reform, Child Nutrition Program Reauthorization Hearing.

Clinical Implications of Household Food Security: Definitions, Monitoring, and Policy

Poverty-related food insecurity is a reality that many clinicians in nutrition and health care encounter either directly or indirectly.