Many children lack food security, doctors report

07/31/2011 | Boston Globe (tiered subscription model), The

Boston Medical Center doctors reported that the percentage of patients 3 and younger who were underweight increased from 12% in 2007 to 18% in 2010. The percentage of families with children who failed to secure adequate food monthly increased from 18% to 28% during the same period, according to the emergency-department survey. Pediatricians in Little Rock, Ark., Baltimore, Minneapolis and Philadelphia also saw an increasing number of malnourished and hungry children since 2008.

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