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What was the association between participation in federal COVID-19 relief programs and mitigation of food and housing hardships and disparities among families with young children?

Originally posted on News-Medical.Net. In a recent study published in JAMA Health Forum Journal, researchers evaluated the relationship between the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) relief programs and the mitigation of household food […]

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Pandemic relief efforts did not reach immigrant families

Originally posted on CIDRAP. Immigrant families living in the United States took some of the hardest economic hits during the COVID-19 pandemic, but benefited less from government assistance and relief […]

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Immigrant Families Struggled the Most with Food Insecurity, Rent Payments during COVID

Originally posted on BU School of Public Health. Although families with immigrant mothers experienced higher rates of food insecurity and inability to pay rent during the pandemic than other groups, […]

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Effect of COVID-19 Pandemic on Food Insecurity and Inability to Pay Rent Hit Immigrant Families Hardest

Originally posted on DrexelNEWS. Although families with immigrant mothers experienced higher rates of food insecurity and inability to pay rent during the pandemic than other groups, they reported less participation […]

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Association Between Material Hardship in Families With Young Children and Federal Relief Program Participation by Race and Ethnicity and Maternal Nativity

Key Points Question  What was the association between participation in federal COVID-19 relief programs and mitigation of food and housing hardships and disparities among families with young children? Findings  In this cohort […]

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How to Help Patients Who Are Losing SNAP Benefits

Originally posted on MedPage Today. We often say that our patients are our teachers. As a pediatrician (Megan Sandel, MD) at Boston Medical Center, New England’s largest safety net hospital, […]

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Rolling back SNAP benefits puts millions of children at risk of hunger and long-term health consequences

Originally posted on STAT News. At our pediatric clinic, we recently saw a child whose mother lost her job during the pandemic working as a caterer. The mother struggled to […]

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‘Back to one meal a day’: SNAP benefits drop as food prices climb

Originally posted on NPR. And for hints of long-term effects, look no further than the Great Recession. After Congress passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in 2009, SNAP benefits […]

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SNAP benefits will drop for millions of Americans as pandemic aid winds down

Originally posted on NPR. SUMMERS: And she’s right to worry if you ask a number of experts, including pediatrician Megan Sandel. MEGAN SANDEL: Think about what SNAP is. It’s the […]

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Children’s HealthWatch Submits Comments on the Proposed Rule Revisions in the WIC Food Packages

On February 21, 2023, Children’s HealthWatch submitted comments on the proposed rule, Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC): Revisions in the WIC Food Packages (FNS2022-0007) issued […]