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When families lose access to the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children program (WIC) there appear to be no negative impacts on nutritional intake for kids.
When children are no longer eligible for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) due to age requirements, mothers reduce their own nutritional intake to provide more food for their children.
Paid leave that covers time off for all workers will advance food security.
Impact of changes in the frequency of food pantry utilization on client food security and well‐being
When clients receive food assistance one month and then skip the following month, some might assume that this is because the food assistance has fulfilled its intended mission and that the household who did not show up to receive food is no longer in need of emergency assistance.
Association Between Receipt of Unemployment Insurance and Food Insecurity Among People Who Lost Employment During the COVID-19 Pandemic in the United States
Unemployment insurance reduced food insecurity for those individuals that lost employment during the COVID-19 pandemic. The $600 weekly supplement was associated with further declines in food insecurity.
Food Insecurity Is Associated with Depression among a Vulnerable Workforce: Early Care and Education Workers
The Massachusetts Food is Medicine State Plan results from research efforts and findings and "brings together hundreds of individuals and organizations from across Massachusetts and beyond, all united by a belief that Food is Medicine."
Community Servings Advances 'Food Is Medicine' Movement with Publication of Study in JAMA Internal Medicine
Researchers Report Fewer Hospital and Nursing Home Admissions, Along with 16 Percent Drop in Medical Expenses, Among Recipients of Medically Tailored Meals
Crossroads Clientcare Longitudinal Database: Community-Engaged Data Collection for Population Health
In this interview, Dr. Sandi Pruitt and Dr. Tammy Leonard discuss their engagement in CARE, a community academic partnership improving the lives of low- and middle-income residents through evidence-based research.
Association of Maternal Eligibility for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program With Citizen Children’s Participation in the Women, Infants, and Children Program
A mother's eligibility for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was associated with an increased likelihood that her child(ren) participated in the Women, Infants, and Children Program (WIC).