https://childrenshealthwatch.org/wp-content/uploads/Boston-Globe.png 180 180 Children's HealthWatch https://childrenshealthwatch.org/wp-content/uploads/CHW-25-anniversary-full-color_small.png Children's HealthWatch2018-02-14 09:46:002018-02-14 09:46:00Hunger’s tab in Mass. is $2.4 billion, report says
Hunger’s tab in Mass. is $2.4 billion, report says
Food insecurity has been linked to myriad health problems in adults and children. Now, a new report puts a dollar figure on the annual cost of hunger in Massachusetts: $2.4 billion.
The estimate comes from a new report by the Greater Boston Food Bank and the Children’s HealthWatch, a nonpartisan network of pediatricians and researchers. Using evidence on hunger in peer-review journals and medical analyses, the report aims to tally costs of medical treatment, special education, and lost work associated with the problem.