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Taking into consideration that more than 15 million children live in food insecure households, the Academy for American Pediatricians released a policy statement, Promoting Food Security for All Children, calling on doctors to screen all children for food insecurity. This is a major step forward in drawing attention to the public health impact of food insecurity, and draws on much of the research that Children's HealthWatch has been doing for many years.


The New York Time interviewed Mariana Chilton about the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation that pediatricians screen all children for food insecurity. 


The Center for Hunger-Free Communities is currently recruiting for a participatory research study that includes:

  • $1 for $1 matched savings up to $480 in savings
  • Financial SELF Empowerment classes once a week for 3 hours (on Drexel University Campus)
  • Online survey every 3 months for a year

We are excited to soon be opening the EAT Cafethat we have been working on with great partners.  Recently Flying Kite spoke with staff who have been working on the cafe about what it will look like and the process of opening a community cafe.


The Census Bureau released their annual report on the rates of poverty in the US.   The report shows that the rate of poverty has on a whole largely stayed the same from the previous year.  



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