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Researcher awarded grant to study food insecurity in homes of child with special healthcare needs
Date:6/12/2013

assistance programs aimed at reducing food insecurity and other material hardships."

The study will take place at safety-net hospitals in Baltimore, Boston, Little Rock, Ark., Minneapolis and Philadelphia.

In 2011, approximately 25 percent of American households with children under 6 years of age were food insecure at some point during the year, according to data from the USDA's Economic Research Service. According to Children's HealthWatch, children from food insecure households, when compared to those from food secure households, are 90 percent more likely to be reported in fair or poor health and are two thirds more likely to be at risk for developmental delays.


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