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American Academy of Pediatricians Recommend Doctors Screen for Food Insecurity

October 28, 2015
Event Date: 
October 28, 2015

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.

Below are some press clippings about this release including ones featuring the Center's Mariana Chilton who is also a principal investigator for Children's HealthWatch.

 

Photo: Charlene, Witnesses to Hunger, Rhode Island

 

 

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