In this report we present the results of Children's HealthWatch's recent research on the associations of food insecurity and hunger, as measured by the US Food Security Scale, with child health, growth and development.
In addition, we place these research results within the context of other research on food security and hunger over the past ten years. Several important themes emerge from the research we describe. These include:
Child Hunger is a Health Problem
Child Hunger is an Educational Problem
Child Hunger is a Workforce and Job Readiness Problem