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WIC and SNAP Feed Our Future

When I first met Children HealthWatch’s founder Dr. Frank, I asked her what horrible disease was causing “failure to thrive” in the children she saw in her clinic—some crazy intestinal disease?  I was appalled by her answer then and still am now—that her patients do not have access to enough nutritious food to keep them […]

SNAP cuts hurt: Moving from hunger to opportunity

President Obama asserted last week in his State of the Union address that what united us as a nation is “the simple, profound belief in opportunity for all – the notion that if you work hard and take responsibility, you can get ahead.” He rightly pointed out, however, that too many Americans are working just […]

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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 […]