Children’s HealthWatch Principal Investigator, Dr. Diana Cutts, was recently featured in a article on her work with the Hennepin County Medical Center’s food bank.

Minnesota clinics offering food, seeing health gains

Some Minnesota clinics have come up with a simple prescription for improving their patients’ health: food.

Research shows hungry children are hospitalized more often. They’re at higher risk for developmental problems. Their mothers are more likely to be depressed. Yet hunger rarely comes up when those families see a doctor.

Dr. Diana Cutts, a pediatrician at Hennepin County Medical Center who studies the ties between food and health, told Minnesota Public Radio that at any given time at least a quarter of her patients don’t have enough food.

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