What doctors are doing for children in the US who don’t have enough food

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While about a third of children in the United States are either overweight or obese, one in five do not have enough to eat.

For the first time, every U.S. doctor who treats children is being asked to do something about the lack of food for some children. CCTV America’s Asieh Namdar reports.

US children suffer food quality problems, obesity

US children suffer food quality problems, obesity

About a third of children in the United States are either overweight or obese. Another two in ten are not able to eat enough in one of the world's wealthiest countries. For the first time, every U.S. doctor who treats children is being asked to do something about obesity. CCTV's Asieh Namdar reports.


Todd Post on food insecurity

Of the families who report not having enough food, three in 10 said they have choose every month between paying for food or medical care. CCTV America spoke to Todd Post, a researcher, writer, and editor with Bread for the World, an organization that fights malnutrition.

Todd Post on food insecurity

Todd Post on food insecurity

Three in ten families who report food insecurity say they have to make a choice every month between paying for food, or paying for medical care. CCTV America spoke to Todd Post, a researcher, writer, and editor with Bread for the World which is an organization that fights malnutrition.