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Mattapan child care center serves parents who work off hours

Originally published on The Bay State Banner. Kiddies Corner was a “proud” investment, said Dr. Megan Sandel, a pediatrician and principal investigator of the Boston Opportunity System Collaborative, which helps […]

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Subsidized meals in child care tied to healthier kids and families

Originally published on The Washington Post. Every day, more than 4.2 million children receive nutritious food and snacks through the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), a federally funded, state-administered […]

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Childcare nutrition programs improve health outcomes, food security but are underfunded, researchers argue

Originally published on FoodNavigator-USA. Research that shows toddlers who receive meals and snacks from their childcare are healthier and more food secure than those who bring meals from home underscores the […]

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Power meals: Child care-provided meals are associated with improved child and family health

Originally published on EurekAlert!. Philadelphia, September 18, 2023 – Very young children who attend child care and receive onsite meals and snacks were more likely to be food secure and in […]

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Massachusetts FY2024 budget makes key investments in children and families

On Aug 9, Governor Healey signed Massachusetts’ state budget for fiscal year (FY) 2024. The $56 million budget includes historic investments in several areas including early childhood education, child nutrition, […]

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Eviction Solutions Require Cross-Sector Policy

Originally posted on Public Health Post. Eviction is a serious public health problem. Contributing factors include lack of affordable housing, gentrification, and racial and ethnic discrimination. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, 3.6 […]

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Eviction and Household Health and Hardships in Families With Very Young Children

Abstract Background Families with versus without children are at greater eviction risk. Eviction is a abstract perinatal, pediatric, and adult health concern. Most studies evaluate only formal evictions. Methods Using […]