Home WIC food package should be based on science We encourage USDA Secretary Vilsack to continue to exclude fresh white potatoes from the WIC food package, as recommended by the Institute of Medicine (IOM). Children’s HealthWatch Founder, Dr. Deborah Frank, Appointed to the National Commission on Hunger Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi named Dr. Deborah Frank to the National Commission on Hunger. Dr. Mariana Chilton Appointed to the National Commission on Hunger U.S. Senator Bob Casey announced the appointment of Dr. Mariana Chilton, Children's HealthWatch Principal Investigator, to the National Commission on Hunger. How We Measure Poverty: Catching up with Mollie Orshansky Principal Investigator John Cook, PhD, MAEd, addresses open questions on poverty by examining how we as a country measure and value poverty.Search the site: Monitoring Children’s Health on the Front Lines of CareChildren’s HealthWatch is a nonpartisan network of pediatricians, public health researchers, and children’s health and policy experts committed to improving children’s health in America.