Reports and StatisticsLong Run Impacts of Childhood Access to the Safety Net (PDF | 421 KB)
National Bureau on Economical Research.
This National Bureau on Economic Research paper finds that having access to SNAP (formerly food stamp) benefits in early childhood also has positive effects on adult outcomes years later, including health and economic self-sufficiency. November 2012.
Effects of WIC and Food Stamp Program Participation on Child Outcomes (PDF | 349KB)
USDA. Economic Research Service.
"This study examines the relationship between WIC and Food Stamp Program participation and young children's health and mistreatment outcomes." December 2006
Pediatric Nutrition Surveillance System (PDF | 315 KB)
DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The Pediatric Nutrition Surveillance System (PedNSS) and the Pregnancy Surveillance System (PNSS) are program-based surveillance systems that monitor the nutritional status of low-income infants, children, and women in federally funded maternal and child health programs.
America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being 2011
Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics.
A biennial report to the Nation on the condition of children in America. Nine contextual measures describe the changing population, family, and environmental context in which children are living, and 25 indicators depict the well-being of children in the areas of economic security, health, behavior and social environment, and education. Includes information on food security and diet quality.
Summary Health Statistics for US Children, National Health Interview Survey, 2006 (PDF | 1.1MB)
DHHS. CDC. Vital and Health Statistics.
Data from the 2006 National Health Interview survey. Provides national estimates of health measures for US children under the age of 18. The 1998 (PDF 4.2MB) National Health Interview survey is also available.