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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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Balancing Budgets by Emptying Bellies: WIC Cuts Would Harm Our Youngest Children

Originally published on The Brink. As Congress approaches its annual deadline to pass a new federal budget, a slew of spending bills from House Republicans threaten to gut evidence-based safety […]

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Nourishing Futures: Strengthening Child Health Through SNAP

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) constitutes our nation’s first line of defense against hunger and food insecurity – major drivers of ill health throughout the lifespan. SNAP supports the […]

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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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As need grows, it is crucial to address underlying causes of hunger

Originally posted on Crain’s Cleveland Business. Food insecurity is prevalent not only throughout the United States, but right here in our community. Far too many people don’t know where their […]

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Bringing Healthy Food and a Community Hub to Roxbury

Originally posted on HealthCity. Help from Boston Medical Center Despite the hurdles that come with finding seed money for a start-up fund and the harsh reality that many entrepreneurs of color […]

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Child Care Feeding Programs Associated With Food Security and Health for Young Children From Families With Low Incomes

Abstract Background The Child and Adult Care Food Program is the primary national program that enables child-care settings to provide healthy meals for children. Associations between Child and Adult Care […]

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Families facing poverty should not be hostages of a debt limit accord

Originally published on The Boston Globe. The article “No debt limit deal; but both sides signal optimism” (Page A1, May 17) reported on the countdown taking place in Washington as […]

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Children’s HealthWatch Statement On the Debt Ceiling

Imposing restrictions that take food and other basic needs away from children and families with low incomes are an imminent threat to their short and long-term health and well-being. Despite […]