Children’s HealthWatch and Zero to Three Letter to Farm Bill Conferees

As farm-bill conferees try to reconcile the House and Senate versions of the farm-bill before the end of the calendar year, Children’s HealthWatch and Zero to Three submitted a letter to the Chairs and Ranking Members.

Hunger In Our Backyard

Spoke on a panel at the 2013 James Beard Foundation Food Conference in New York, NY.

NEHRAN Coalition Letter to President Obama

As part of the Northeast Regional Anti-Hunger Network (NEHRAN), Children’s HealthWatch submitted a letter to President Obama about steps that can be taken by the Executive Office to eliminate Childhood Hunger.

Congressional Briefing: Child Hunger

Children’s HealthWatch Co-Principal Investigator, Dr. Maureen Black, spoke on a panel during a Congressional Briefing at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, DC. Feeding America and Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign hosted this briefing to inform legislators about the prevalence of child hunger and what they can do to connect children with […]


The SNAP Vaccine: Boosting Children’s Health

New research by Children’s HealthWatch finds that SNAP significantly decreases family and child food insecurity.  The analysis also showed that compared to children who are likely eligible but not receiving SNAP, children receiving SNAP were less likely to be underweight or at risk for developmental delays. The medical evidence shows that SNAP is an effective vaccine […]


Real Cost of a Healthy Diet: 2011

In new research conducted at the Philadelphia site of Children’s HealthWatch, we replicated the 2008 study, Coming Up Short: High Food Costs Outstrip Food Stamp Benefits, examining the affordability and accessibility of healthy food in three types of stores in Philadelphia.  The study showed that families of four who receive the maximum SNAP benefit experience a […]

Regarding Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service Request for Information: Research on the Causes, Characteristics, and Consequences of Childhood Hunger and Food Insecurity

Dr. John Cook, Children’s HealthWatch Principal Investigator, submitted public comments on behalf of Children’s HealthWatch to a request for information by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service. The request was for public comments to assist in determining the best way to focus research funds from the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Acts of 2010. These […]


Too Many Hurdles: Barriers to Receiving SNAP Put Children’s Health at Risk

Children’s HealthWatch published a new policy brief on the consequences of limiting young children’s access to SNAP.


Earning More, Receiving Less: Loss of Benefits and Child Hunger

Children’s HealthWatch published a new policy brief on how employment can lead to a harmful loss of benefit for needy families.

“Why so Many Arkansas Children Are Hungry and Obese”

Dr. Casey was a panelist and discussed food insecurity and children’s health. Other panelists included Chief of Staff of Senator Blanche Lincoln, the Director of the Arkansas Hunger Alliance, and the Director of the Arkansas Advocates for Families and Children.