Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) | Policy Briefs

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Family Nutrition

May 2013. SNAP has been shown to significantly reduce rates of food insecurity. However, SNAP participants are disproportionately obese and have poorer diet quality in comparison to income eligible non-participants. Strategies have been proposed for reshaping SNAP so that it better meets its objective to help people and families buy the food they need for good health. So far, research is lacking to demonstrate the potential effectiveness of these proposed program changes.

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