Food Security: Ensuring the health of Baltimore’s babies

Food insecurity is the lack of access to enough food for an active and healthy lifestyle for all household members due to financial constraints. Families who are food insecure often limit the quality and quantity of food that is available to family members. As a result, families fill up on low-cost foods with little nutritional value. This report demonstrates the impact that food insecurity has on the health and development of children in the city of Baltimore. Furthermore, it examines the role of nutrition-related public assistance programs (i.e.: Food Stamps, WIC) in food insecure families.

The Short and Long Term Effects of Hunger in America

Testimony to the US House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture, Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, Nurtition, and Forestry.

Feeding a Hungry Planet

Invited speaker on the Common Health Radio Show

Hunger and Food Insecurity in the Delaware Valley

Invited guest on WHYY 90.9 FM “Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane”

National Summit on America’s Children

Income and Family Support Panel of the National Summit for America’s Children, convened by Speaker Pelosi, and Representatives DeLauro, Fatah, and Miller.

Child Nutrition Split Plenary – Hunger as a Health Issue, Hunger as a Learning Issue

Invited speakers at the 2007 National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference hosted by the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC)


Food Stamps As Medicine: A New Perspective on Children’s HealthWatch

The Food Stamp Program is America’s first line of defense against hunger and the foundation of our national nutrition safety network. Physicians and medical researchers also think it is one of America’s best medicines to prevent and treat childhood food insecurity. The report demonstrates the important protective effect of food stamps on child food insecurity and for citizen children of immigrants. Eligible children receiving food stamps are less likely to be food insecure than eligible children not receiving food stamps.

Pennsylvania Blueprint to End Hunger

Testimony to the Pennsylvania Governor’s Interagency Council on Food and Nutrition Blueprint to End Hunger Summit.