Children’s HealthWatch founder and Principal Investigator, Dr. Deborah Frank, was quoted in an article by the Rochester, NY Democrat & Chronicle on the recently passed farm bill and it’s cut to SNAP.

Farm bill’s food-aid cuts focus on heating assistance program

About 300,000 New York families will lose an average $90 in federal food assistance each month under a farm bill Congress sent to the White House on Tuesday. The SNAP reductions will have a long-term negative health impact, according to Deborah Frank, founder of Children’s HealthWatch and a professor of pediatric medicine at the Boston University of School of Medicine.

“This benefit is becoming progressively more inadequate for a healthy diet,” Frank said. “From a health perspective, it’s like someone is bleeding slowly and you rush up and slash the wound to open it further rather than heal the wound.”

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