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Food Insecurity & WIC/SNAP Participation on Obesity Risk among Young Children

Presented  “Food insecurity & WIC/SNAP participation do not increase obesity risk among young children” at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Annual Meeting.

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RX for Healthy Child Development: Nutritious, Affordable Food Promotes Health and Economic Stability for Boston Families

Marking the second installment in the five-city Children’s HealthWatch Policy Action Brief Series – Hunger: A New Vital Sign, Children’s HealthWatch published a new Policy Action Brief – RX for Healthy Child Development: Nutritious, Affordable Food Promotes Health and Economic Stability for Boston Families. The Boston brief, sheds light on the role that nutritious, affordable food plays in promoting health […]

Children’s HealthWatch Webinar — RX for Healthy Child Development: Nutritious, Affordable Food Promotes Health and Economic Stability for Boston Families

Hosted a webinar, which featured the release of a new Children’s HealthWatch Policy Action Brief: “RX for Healthy Child Development: Nutritious, Affordable Food Promotes Health and Economic Stability for Boston Families.”

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Food Security Protects Minnesota Children’s Health

Marking the first in a series of five briefs on food insecurity in U.S. cities, Children’s HealthWatch published a new Policy Action Brief: Food Security Protects Minnesota Children’s Health. This brief presents new Children’s HealthWatch data, which shows young children in in food-insecure Minnesota families are at greater risk of poor health, have mothers who are more likely to […]

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 […]

Children’s HealthWatch Webinar — Earning More, Receiving Less: Child Health At Risk

Hosted a webinar, which featured the release of a new Children’s HealthWatch report: “Punishing Hard Work: The Unintended Consequences of Cutting SNAP Benefits.”

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Punishing Hard Work: The Unintended Consequences of Cutting SNAP Benefits

New Children’s HealthWatch research shows that increases in income that trigger loss of nutrition assistance benefits can leave young children in poor health and without enough food to eat. These data suggest that young children from families that have been cut off from SNAP or had their SNAP benefits reduced when their income exceeds eligibility limits […]

Punishing Hard Work: The Unintended Consequences of Cutting SNAP

Working in the nexus between policy, advocacy, and research, we hear story after story of how frustrating and arduous the climb out of poverty can be for parents of young children. We also see those stories reflected in data.  When we began working at our respective positions at the Center for Hunger Free Communities of […]

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.

It’s Hunger Season Again! Fa La La La La! or BAH HUMBUG?

November marks the beginning of what is sometimes cynically referred to as “Hunger Season.” No, it’s not officially the beginning of open-season on hungry people, though these days it can seem like that. And it has nothing to do with the “Hunger Games”. Hunger Season occurs during the holiday months of November and December and […]