Food insecurity, defined as uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate food, is a common and essential social determinant of health found in more than 20% of US households.1 Pediatric food insecurity is more common in children with chronic medical conditions and is associated with worse outcomes and increased health care costs.2 Dialysis places significant burden on families, but little is known about food insecurity in this population.3
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Starr MC, Wightman A, Munshi R, Li A, Hingorani S. Association of Food Insecurity and Acute Health Care Utilization in Children With End-Stage Kidney Disease. JAMA Pediatr. Published online September 09, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.3086
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