New Resource Available to Help Pediatricians Identify and Treat Child Hunger

WASHINGTON, February 9, 2017 — The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) jointly released a comprehensive new resource on how to identify and address childhood food insecurity. Addressing Food Insecurity: A Toolkit for Pediatricians provides information on how to screen patients for food insecurity, address the topic in a sensitive manner, and advocate for greater food security for children and their families.

Poverty Rate Improves, Still Above Pre-Recession Levels

Washington, September 13, 2016 – According to today’s Census Bureau annual release of income, poverty and health insurance data, the 2015 U.S. household median income rose and the poverty rate fell to 13.5 percent, but it is still well above the pre-recession level of 12.5 percent in 2007.