Two Pediatricians Win Grant to Detect Food Insecurity in Patients
Two Long Island pediatricians have won a national grant to help detect food insecurity among young patients and connect their families with local food pantries and other resources to help them get the nutrition they need.
Dr. Sara Siddiqui of the NYU Langone Huntington Medical Group and Dr. Eve Meltzer Krief of Huntington Village Pediatrics said they applied for the grant because food insecurity is a growing problem on Long Island.
“To achieve good health, children need to be able to eat well, sleep well, drink properly and get enough physical activity,” she said. “Children thrive when these elements are satisfied properly and everything really starts with good sustenance which is eating healthy.” – Dr. Suanne Kowal-Connelly, director of Pediatric Clinical Quality at Harmony Healthcare LI