More Hungry, Dangerously Thin Children In Boston, Hospital Says

Such a troubling story this morning by Kay Lazar in The Boston Globe:

Doctors at a major Boston hospital report they are seeing more hungry and dangerously thin young children in the emergency room than at any time in more than a decade of surveying families. Many families are unable to afford enough healthy food to feed their children, say the Boston Medical Center doctors. The resulting chronic hunger threatens to leave scores of infants and toddlers with lasting learning and developmental problems.

The accompanying graphic shows things are getting worse: