Hunger games: Congress targets food assistance for most vulnerable, despite the nation's growing food insecurity problem
July 13, 2012
In a blog post by Kim Krisberg, Dr. Diana Cutts was interviewed about food insecurity and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Dr. Cutts said, “I don’t think anybody who believes in evidence and science could see…how (cuts to SNAP) are going to result in anything but increased costs for health care, increased costs for education and really a very poor investment strategy for all of our futures.” She said. “This idea that adversity makes us stronger is really at odds with science, which shows that this is not true. If (policymakers) want to see the impact of adversity on kids they only have to walk into a hospital like mine to see that children really do pay a price and I think we can do far better.”Click here to read the full article.