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American Indian and Alaska Native communities have high rates of food insecurity.
Maine Governor Paul LePage recently asserted that SNAP participants use their benefits on junk food, but the choice between eating healthily or not isn’t just about preference.
For many kids, summer means camps, family vacation and carefree days. But for kids who rely on school lunches, summer can mean three months without enough to eat.
Maps reveal the large shares of indigenous and tribal communities that don’t have enough to eat, but not the long history of their marginalization.
The conversation about what to do about lead exposure has to include all the ways we may be underinvesting in the health of vulnerable children.
The city has the third highest rate of childhood obesity in the country, but a new program is making fresh produce readily available for low-income residents.
We know obesity is tied to what we eat and drink, but there is disagreement about which nutrients contribute most. How should policymakers respond?
People choosing between buying food and medicine may all but give up on managing a disease. Food pantries are ideal sites for health interventions.
Senior fellow Caroline Ratcliffe told a congressional committee on Tuesday why programs like SNAP are critical to a better future for poor children.
Despite some recent signs of economic improvement, 48.1 million people in the US still live in households that struggle to afford an adequate diet.

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