Half of all US Children on Food Stamps
Nearly Half of US Children Living in Families Receiving Food Stamps
In the November issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, it was reported that nearly half of all U.S. children would grow up in a household receiving SNAP (previously known as food stamps) at one point between the ages of 1 and 20. “American children are at a high risk of encountering a spell during which their families are in poverty and food insecure as indicated through their use of food stamps,” the authors conclude. “Such events have the potential to seriously jeopardize a child’s overall health.”
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