Half of all US Children on Food Stamps

Posted on November 16, 2009

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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