The Childhood Hunger Coalition is dedicated to providing ongoing education and outreach tools for clinicians in an effort to reduce childhood hunger and to improve the health of children and families.

Childhood Hunger Coalition publications

Childhood Hunger: A Public Health Concern, May 2010

The Childhood Hunger Coalition’s statewide needs assessment report on health-care provider’s willingness to address hunger in the clinical setting.

Screening for Risk in the Clinic Setting, May 2008

The Childhood Hunger Coalition’s Portland metro-area needs assessment for education, training and other resources for clinics that serve food-insecure households with children. 

Childhood Hunger Coalition’s Educational Digest

Our quarterly digest highlights new research and resources about hunger and nutrition. Read the current digest.  

Read past editions:

Other research

Food Insecurity in Households with Children
Economic Research Service, Alisha Coleman-Jensen, William McFall, Mark Nord, May 2013

Alleviating Poverty in the United States: The Critical Role of SNAP Benefits
Economic Research Service, Laura Tiehen, Dean Jollifte and Craig Gunderson, April 2012

Map the Meal Gap: Child Food Insecurity 2011
Feeding America, 2011

Understanding Food Insecurity and Hunger in Oregon
Oregon State University Rural Studies Program. Dr. Mark Edwards, Associate Professor of Sociology, January 2010

Who is vulnerable to hunger in Oregon?
Oregon State University Rural Studies Program. Dr. Mark Edwards, Associate Professor of Sociology, January 2010

Food Security, Poverty and Human Development in the United States
John T. Cook and Deborah A. Frank, 2008

Reading, Writing and the Hungry: The consequences of food insecurity on children, and on our nation’s economic success
Partnership for America’s Economic Success, November 2008

Continuing education
now available:

Course participants will:

1) Improve knowledge about health consequences of pediatric and pre-natal food insecurity and hunger and be able to discuss at least two health consequences.

2) Use a validated food-insecurity risk question as part of intake protocol in a clinical setting.

3) Integrate intervention strategies (such as food assistance outreach and education) for patients and families at risk for food insecurity.

Take the course.
1 AMA PRA Category Credits TM is awarded at completion.