One in six children in the United States suffers from food insecurity in the United States. To combat the high prevalence of food insecurity, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Food Research and Action Center developed a screening tool to detect food insecurity in children. By detecting food insecurity as a part of a regular doctor’s visit, referrals can be made to food assistance programs. Here at God’s Love, we do our part to combat food insecurity in the population we serve. We not only feed our clients who are living with chronic illness but also feed their children. We understand that illness can affect an entire family and when the caregiver is ill their family can suffer. At God’s Love, we also support a universal malnutrition screening tool to identify patients with malnutrition or at risk of malnutrition at the hospital. We believe this tool will prevent further complications for patients, improve health outcomes, and reduce hospital costs. To read more about the food insecurity screening tool click here.