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Athens News Matters: Dr. Esho Discusses the Issue of Child Hunger in our Community and in Georgia

Child Hunger Ends Here

March was National Nutrition Month, but child hunger is a year-round problem. Dr. Kenny Esho, primary care pediatrician at the Athens Neighborhood Health Center, joins us to talk about the scope of the problem in Georgia and in our community.

Check out these resources:

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) information at georgia.gov (https://georgia.gov/apply-snap-supplemental-nutrition-assistance-program), Georgia Department of Human Services (https://dfcs.georgia.gov/snap-food-stamps), and the US Department of Agriculture (https://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/supplemental-nutrition-assistance-program) where you can find what products SNAP can buy, which grocery stores in Georgia accept SNAP online, etc.

Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program information from the Georgia Northeast Department of Health (https://publichealthathens.com/wp/services/wic-supplemental-food/) and the Georgia Department of Public Health (https://dph.georgia.gov/WIC?utm_source=wic.georgia.gov&utm_medium=redirect&utm_campaign=tld).

For more information on benefits offered in Georgia, the US Department of Agriculture lists available programs funded under the Food and Nutrition Service by state: https://www.fns.usda.gov/contacts/contact-map?f%5B1%5D=program%3A32.

More information on food insecurity in the United States from the Food Research and Action Center (https://frac.org).