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The University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research is pleased to announce the awarding of 9 grants totaling $1.2 million dollars to provide rigorous research that expands our understanding of hunger among children in the United States.  Funding for the Research Program on Childhood Hunger is generously provided by a grant from the Food and Nutrition Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Topics and recipients are as follows:

Large Grants
Family Health Shocks and Young Children's Food Insecurity
                                   Hope Corman, Rider University
                                   Kelly Noonan, Rider University
                                   Nancy E. Reichman, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Understanding the Immediate and Long Term Effects of Supplemental Nutrition Education Program-Education as an Intervention to Improve Food Security among Households with Children in Indiana
                                   Heather A. Eicher-Miller, Purdue University
Child Food Insecurity in Families of Young Children with and without Special Health Care Needs
                                   Ruth Rose-Jacobs, Boston Medical Center

Small Grants

The Effect of In-Classroom Breakfast Feeding on Children's Food Security and Participation in the School Breakfast Program
                                   Katherine W. Bauer, Temple University
                                   Adam Davey, Temple University
                                   Gary D. Foster, Temple University

Do Big Box Grocers Improve Food Security?
                                   Charles Courtemanche, Georgia State University

Contextualizing Food Insecurity among Children: Do Neighborhood Characteristics Shape the Risk?
                                   Justin Denney, William Marsh Rice University
                                   Rachel Kimbro, William Marsh Rice University

Understanding the Relationship between the School Breakfast Program and Food Insecurity
                                   David E. Frisvold, Emory University

Very Low Food Security and Teenage Labor Supply
                                   Sarah Hamersma, University of Florida
                                   Mathew Kim, University of St. Thomas          
Unintented Consequences of Mass Incarceration: Explaining the Relationship Between Paternal Incarceration and Food Insecurity among Young Children
                                   Kristin Turney, University of California, Irvine


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