Strengthening SNAP for a More Food-Secure, Healthy America

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Released: December 2013 • Discussion Paper

Related Topics: Poverty, Employment & Wages, Economic Security, Effective Government, State & Local

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Abstract

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the fundamental safety-net program in the United States. Over its fifty-year history, it has effectively reduced hunger and buffered American families against economic downturns. In this new discussion paper the author proposes to subsidize healthy foods in order to encourage better nutrition among SNAP recipients and to reform eligibility and payment rules to enable SNAP to better fight hunger and support program beneficiaries.


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