‘Texas Kids Count’ project tracks food insecurity, health insurance, and economic opportunity

The nonprofit Every Texan this week launched a comprehensive look at issues surrounding the health of Texan children to better inform policymakers (like Texas legislators) on the needs of our kids. The “Kids Count” project include data and issue briefs on food insecurity, health insurance, and economic opportunity—with a focus on racial disparities. 

As Every Texan notes: “All children deserve the opportunity for a healthy life. In Texas, not all children have the health insurance, food security, and economic security needed for a healthy childhood….Policymakers should make practical changes this Legislative Session to ensure all Texas children have the opportunity to thrive.”