A research brief, based on a report of the same name written by Children’s HealthWatch and the Food Research Action Center, demonstrates that food insecurity among young children carries significant economic costs for individuals, families, and society as a whole

Reading, Writing and Hungry: The consequences of food insecurity on children and on our nation’s economic success

Early childhood health experts from Children’s HealthWatch and the Food Research and Action
Center find, in a paper for the Partnership for America’s Economic Success, that food insecurity among young children carries significant economic costs for individuals and families, and therefore economic problems for society as a whole. It does not have to be this way. Instead of letting our economic downturn make a desperate situation worse, we should address this problem now by promoting programs and initiatives that invest in children and build our economy. By acting now, we can provide every child in America with the basic necessities to begin life well, and every American taxpayer with the hope of a brighter socioeconomic future for our country