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July 21, 2017

From Free Lunches to Housing, Children's Hospitals Provide a Wide Array of Community Benefit Services | U.S. News & World Report

Healthy bodies and minds require nutritious meals at every age. But when people don’t have enough food or have to choose inexpensive foods with low-nutritional value, it can seriously impact their health. Today, more nonprofit children’s hospitals across the nation are serving free lunches, running “food pharmacies” and training child care centers on how to promote healthy eating to address the health needs of families who are unable to pay or are covered by Medicaid. Read the Article »

The neuroscience of inequality: does poverty show up in children's brains? | The Guardian

Children at risk of hunger are more likely to be in poor health and struggle in school. But Dr. Kimberly Noble has seen increasing evidence that poverty itself — and not factors like nutrition, language exposure, family stability, or prenatal issues — may weaken the growth of a child’s brain. Read the Article »

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