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RX for Healthy Child Development: Nutritious, Affordable Food Promotes Health and Economic Stability for Boston Families

Marking the second installment in the five-city Children’s HealthWatch Policy Action Brief Series – Hunger: A New Vital Sign, Children’s HealthWatch published a new Policy Action Brief – RX for Healthy Child Development: Nutritious, Affordable Food Promotes Health and Economic Stability for Boston Families.

The Boston brief, sheds light on the role that nutritious, affordable food plays in promoting health and economic stability for Boston families.

New Children’s HealthWatch research reveals that when Boston families are food insecure, their young children are more likely to be in poor health and at risk for developmental delays, and mothers are more likely to struggle with both their physical and mental health.
Understanding a family’s ability to buy enough healthful food serves as a critical vital sign that provides important information on family members’ health risks, and risk for other hardships.