Food Insecurity & WIC/SNAP Participation on Obesity Risk among Young Children

Presented  “Food insecurity & WIC/SNAP participation do not increase obesity risk among young children” at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Annual Meeting.

Witnesses to Hunger Panel: The Health Impacts of Poverty

Co-hosted a panel discussion with Witnesses to Hunger on the health impacts of poverty.

Children’s HealthWatch Webinar: Brief History and Review of Research

Presented “A Brief History and Review of Research” to USDA FNS staff. Click here to view the webinar.

Using Safe and Affordable Housing as a Vaccine for Healthier Children

Children’s HealthWatch Principal Investigator, Dr. Megan Sandel, was the keynote speaker at the 2014 Urban Land Institute Housing Opportunity conference in Denver. Click here to read the full article.

Household Child Food Insecurity and SNAP Impact Among Families with children < 3 Years Old 2007-2012

Presented “Household Child Food Insecurity and SNAP Impact Among Families with children < 3 Years Old 2007-2012 ” at the The Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Annual Meeting, the largest international meeting focused on research in child health.

Pediatric Outcomes of Hunger, Therapeutic Food Pharmacy

Presented “Pediatric Outcomes of Hunger, Therapeutic Food Pharmacy” at the Second Harvest Heartland’s Hunger and Health Forum.

1000 Days Initiative Roundtable

Spoke on child health and development at the 1000 Days Initiative Roundtable in Washington, DC.

Federally Subsidized Food Programs: Relation to children’s health and potential to influence policy.

Spoke on health and nutrition at the “Strengthening Connections Among Child and Family Research, Policy and Practice”  symposium at the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) in Alexandria, VA .

Housing Status and Health: A Health Impact Assessment of the Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program

Presented new research in collaboration with the Boston University School of Public Health at the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless Legislative Action Day.

Diagnosing and Treating Hunger in Kids

Presented on the health consequences of hunger during childhood from the prenatal period through adolescence at the Hunger Action Summit in Santa Clara, CA.