Report reveals New Mexico programs can do more to help moms, kids

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A report from the state legislative analysts is revealing how state programs can do more to help moms and kids.

According to the Albuquerque Journal, the report reveals more collaboration between state programs designed to help families could improve the wellbeing of young children and their moms. Officials say the children’s cabinet will be a way to foster coordination across agencies.

One of the issues officials says they hope to tackle is the food industry. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, nearly 18 percent of households in New Mexico experienced food insecurity between 2015 and 2017.

According to the Albuquerque Journal, the U.S. Census Bureau also reported a similar proportion of children in New Mexico living in food-insecure households.

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