September 12, 2012
Dr. Mariana Chilton, an associate professor and director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities at the Drexel University School of Public Health, is available to comment on poverty, food insecurity and hunger in America after the release of reports on food security in the United States by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Economic Research Service, and on income, poverty and health insurance from the United States Census. Chilton’s comments stress the impact of poverty and food insecurity on families with young children.
Chilton pointed out that the new USDA data reflect food insecurity issues affecting children in Philadelphia, as she and colleagues have reported in the Philadelphia site of the national Children’s HealthWatch study:
Members of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities’ “Witnesses to Hunger” program, who have personally struggled with poverty and food insecurity, are also available for comment.
*** To schedule an interview with Chilton or a Witness to Hunger, contact Rachel Ewing in the Drexel University Office of University Communications **
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