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Even with help from food stamps and a federal nutrition program, nearly half of U.S. households receiving such benefits struggle to feed their families.
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The critical importance of nutrition during the first 1,000 days of a child's life is now recognized in feeding guidelines around the world. Why hasn't the U.S. gotten the memo?
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The first 1,000 days of nutrition can set a child’s course for life or perpetuate a cycle of poverty.
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Immigrants on edge about broader enforcement under Trump have been skipping appointments and questioning whether enrolling in public health coverage could jeopardize their status.
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In the wake of recent reports that the 2020 Census is facing a funding shortfall, advocates worry about the consequences of undercounting vulnerable populations.
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It's those first 1,000 days — from conception until a child's second birthday — that the brain most needs the right mix of nutrients to fully form. But programs that focus on such developmental goals are now at risk.
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This article was produced as a project for the USC Center for Health Journalism’s California Fellowship.
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This article was produced as a project for the USC Center for Health Journalism’s California Fellowship.
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For unaccompanied minors, seeking out health care is fraught will challenges and fear. Reporter Lucy Guanuna tells the stories of young mothers and children, and their unmet health needs.
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Local communities and the federal government prioritize dental care, but Florida's state agencies don't have much to offer, according to a special series in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

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