What are the health consequences of food insecurity for children?
Children’s HealthWatch research shows that the foundations of lifelong health are laid very early in a child’s life. Nationally, compared to their peers in food secure households, babies and toddlers living in food insecure households are: • 30% more likely to have had a past hospitalization. • 90% more likely to be in fair or poor health. • Nearly twice as likely to have iron-deficiency anemia.