Research by Dr. John Cook, Children’s HealthWatch Co-Principal Investigator, was profiled in This Week in Poverty, a blog by Greg Kaufmann published by The Nation.

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Dr. John Cook, Children’s HealthWatch Co-Principal Investigator, recently published research about marginal food security in the U.S. in Advances in Nutrition; An International Review Journal.

This Week in Poverty, a blog by Greg Kaufmann published by The Nation., profiled the article in this week’s post. Mr. Kaufmann wrote:

This study demonstrates that the US is underestimating the number of people struggling to put food on the table. Currently, there are a substantial number of people—particularly children—classified as “food secure” when, in fact, they live in households with “marginal food security” and experience adverse health outcomes that are similar to children who are “food insecure.” These findings have significant implications for proposed budget cuts to food and nutrition programs that prevent these adverse health effects. The report also underscores the need for outreach workers and clinicians to be aware of people in this middle ground who lack enough food for an active, healthy life.