From this story that we found at Official Wire, we read more statistics from the study conducted at Washington University.
"Food stamp use is a clear sign of poverty and food insecurity, two of the most detrimental economic conditions affecting a child's health," Mark R. Rank, a poverty expert at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis, says in a statement.
The substantial risk of a child being in a family that uses food stamps is consistent with a wider body of research demonstrating U.S. children face considerable economic risk throughout their childhood years.
-- 90 percent of black children and 37 percent of white children will be in a household that uses food stamps.
-- Nearly one-quarter of all American children will be in households that use food stamps for five or more years during childhood.
-- 91 percent of children with single parents will be in a household receiving food stamps, compared to 37 percent of children in married households.