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Knowledge Applied is a new series from the University of Chicago taking you inside the research reshaping everyday life. For our first season, meet the experts working to make cities happier, healthier and more equitable places to live.
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3 - Hunger in the Hospital
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For parents and caregivers, taking care of a sick child in the hospital is already a nightmare come to life. But for many families, they must also contend with the specter of hunger. Dr. Stacy Lindau, a professor at Pritzker School of Medicine in the Departments of OB/GYN and Medicine-Geriatrics, leads a program to help combat hunger called “Feed First.” With six food pantries located throughout Comer Children’s Hospital, they are serving a profound solution in the fight against a condition known as “food insecurity.” On this episode of Knowledge Applied, Dr. Lindau shares how she decided to address what she called a “real humanitarian need,” the benefits of the food pantries both for families as well as hospital staff, and how the program is providing critical data for future medical study. Subscribe to Knowledge Applied on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play, and learn more at news.uchicago.edu