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2018 Farm Bill Strengthens SNAP-Education, Lacks Focus on Diet Quality

Health / Press Release December 12, 2018

More needs to be done in the 116th Congress to make diet quality a priority in the program.

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Prioritizing Nutrition in the Farm Bill Conference Process

Nikki Smith, Hannah Martin / Blog August 2, 2018

Despite the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program’s (SNAP) success in reducing hunger, to date, it has been less successful in promoting nutrition. While the program has historically focused on increasing caloric intake, the problem now is being unable to afford, access, and prepare healthy foods.   Congress has…

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Getting the Workforce Priorities Right – Putting Equal Focus on Directors

Linda Smith / Blog July 25, 2018

Good early childhood teachers do not stay when directors are weak, just as good public-school teachers are unlikely to stay when schools’ principals are weak.

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Hannah Martin & G. William Hoagland: Putting the ‘N’ in SNAP Should Be a Farm Bill Priority

Health / News March 19, 2018

Program should be strengthened to promote nutrition among SNAP recipients.

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Frist, Glickman & Veneman: Diet quality should become a core SNAP objective

Health / News March 13, 2018

We must ensure that the federal government is leveraging these programs to improve nutrition, especially among low-income populations who are most at risk for poor health.

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New BPC Report Calls for Bold Steps to Improve Nutrition in SNAP

Health / Press Release March 12, 2018

Nutrition must be a top priority of SNAP—the nation’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly called Food Stamps.

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Leading with Nutrition: Leveraging Federal Programs for Better Health

Health / Research March 12, 2018

BPC’s 13-member task force to explore strategies for promoting healthy nutrition through public programs and policies related to food and health released specific recommendations focused on strengthening and improving the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

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Leading with Nutrition: Leveraging SNAP for Better Health

Health / March 12, 2018 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. ET

BPC’s SNAP Task Force—led by Bill Frist, Dan Glickman, and Ann Veneman—will release recommendations to promote better health in America through good nutrition.

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The Need for National Conversation on Early Childhood

Linda Smith / Blog January 18, 2018

Despite broad consensus on the importance of this time in a child’s life, we continue to debate how to best support parents so they can provide caring and enriching environments for their children

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New BPC SNAP Task Force to Address Ways to Strengthen Nutrition in SNAP

Health / Press Release September 15, 2017

As negotiations begin on the 2018 Farm Bill, BPC today launched the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Task Force.

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