More needs to be done in the 116th Congress to make diet quality a priority in the program.
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…
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.
Program should be strengthened to promote nutrition among SNAP recipients.
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.
Nutrition must be a top priority of SNAP—the nation’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly called Food Stamps.
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.
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.
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
As negotiations begin on the 2018 Farm Bill, BPC today launched the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Task Force.