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. The Coalition is a program of Oregon Food Bank led by a steering committee of representatives from OSU Extension Service, Oregon Health & Science University, Oregon Hunger Task Force, Oregon WIC, Kaiser Permanente and Oregon Food Bank.