26% increase in dangerously underweight kids


A study published in the July 2002 edition of the Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine reported that during a three year (1999-2001) study, there was a 26% increase in dangerously underweight kids; a 46% increase in malnourished infants and toddlers and a 45% increase in food insecurity.

Source: Debra Frank at the Grow Clinic at the Boston Medical Center directed the 3000 toddler/infant study

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