Hunger and Health: Focus on Childhood Hunger

Presented at this conference, hosted by NIH, and gave presentations on research related to childhood hunger

The public health crisis of food insecurity and interventions that work: The Child Nutrition Programs

Testimony to the US House of Representatives, Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies.

WGBH Radio

Interviewed on “The Callie Crossley Show” regarding poverty and effects of hunger on children’s health

HHH: Health, Housing, and Hunger Event

Invited speaker to the HHH Event at the State House in Boston


Even Very Low Levels of Food Insecurity Found to Harm Children’s Health

Marginal food security harms children’s health and development. Research from Children’s HealthWatch and others shows that children in marginally food-secure households are at greater risk for health problems, developmental delay, and impaired school performance than children in food-secure households. These findings argue for child nutrition programs that reach the broadest spectrum of children whose families may be struggling, […]

Promoting Health, Preventing Chronic Disease and Fighting Hunger, Assessment of USDA Food Assistance and Child Nutrition Programs in the Economic Downturn

Testimony to the US Senate, Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

Media Satellite Tour with Feeding America’s Vicki Escarra

Participated in a “media satellite tour” along with Vicki Escarra, CEO of Feeding America (formerly America’s Second Harvest) to discuss hunger in America. Over 30 radio and television stations participated in the tour.

Share Our Strength Annual Meeting

Presented solutions for ending child hunger

Hunger in the Commonwealth video

Interviewed for a segment of the video about hunger in Massachusetts. This video was a collaboration of Massachusetts Medical Society, US Rep. James McGovern, and local advocates.