Hunger isn’t just uncomfortable for children. It’s dangerous
Children who are hungry are at higher risk for developmental and academic problems, frequent illness and nutritional inadequacies. Knowledge of indicators and impacts on childhood hunger allows health providers to identify patients at risk and to provide appropriate interventions.
The Childhood Hunger Coalition is dedicated to providing ongoing education and outreach tools for clinicians in an effort to reduce childhood hunger and improve the health of children and families. Coalition members include representatives from Oregon Child Development Coalition (OCDC), Oregon Food Bank, Oregon State University Extension Service, Oregon Health & Science University, Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon, Oregon WIC, Providence Health System, and Kaiser Permanente Northwest.