Thursday, January 5, 2017

Connecticut Requires Hunger Screening for Children

"The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in October recommended that pediatricians screen all patients for hunger at well visits.

Hunger affects various age groups in Connecticut but is especially prevalent among children, according to Chicago-based advocacy group Feeding America.

Feeding America’s Map the Meal Gap 2015 study, which examined data from between 2009 and 2013, found that 13.6 percent of Connecticut’s overall population was food insecure but 19 percent of Connecticut children were. That means more than 152,000 children statewide were food insecure, according to the report."

Source: WNPR, 12/31/16, Pediatricians Screen For Hunger

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