Welcome to
SNAP to Health!

We are a virtual town hall for discussion of the current state of nutrition, obesity, and food insecurity in the U.S. Our goal is to collect recommendations and innovative ideas to improve the nutrition and health of Americans enrolled in SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), formerly known as the Food Stamp Program.

Happening Now:

  • See the Capitol Hill Briefings

    View videos from the July 18th Capitol Hill Briefings, including statements from Project Director Susan J. Blumenthal, members of congress, and public health experts Read More

     

  • Read the Snap to Health Policy Report

    Download a PDF version of the full report discussed at our July 18th Capitol Hill briefing. Additional information can be found under the Policy Recommendations tab. Read More

     

     

     

     

     

  • We want to hear your ideas!

    Visit our discussion forums and blog to post your ideas about improving nutrition in the Food Stamp Program.  Read More

  • The 2012 Farm Bill Reauthorization

    The Farm Bill will be reauthorized in 2012. Did you know that almost 80% of the Farm Bill dollars are spent on domestic food assistance? Read More

  • Visit the Nutrition Hub!

    Want to learn more about healthy eating on a budget? Our site features resources on healthy eating from the federal government and non-profit organizations. Read More

     

  • Food Stamps at Farmer’s Markets

    Did you know that there are more than 1,150 farmers’ markets and stands accepting EBT around the country?  Read More

Why Should I Care?

As the largest federal nutrition assistance program, SNAP impacts the health of nearly 46 million Americans. 50% of the program's beneficiaries are children, so SNAP is affecting the health of future generations. SNAP is a government program that is funded by taxpayer dollars. Therefore, everyone's voice can make a meaningful contribution to this discussion. If you are among the 15% of Americans enrolled in SNAP, your opinions are needed on how the program is working and how to improve it. Your opinions and ideas will be included in our policy recommendations for strengthening nutrition in SNAP. Read More

What Can I Do?

We want your ideas for improving nutrition in SNAP. Make your voice heard in the forums, comment section, in the polls, and on Facebook and Twitter. You can also explore the website’s links to learn more about SNAP, nutrition, and the Farm Bill re-authorization.Your voices will be included in our policy recommendations for strengthening nutrition on the 2012 re-authorization of the Farm Bill.

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My Plate

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) introduced MyPlate in 2010 to help consumers make better food choices. Replacing the food pyramid, MyPlate illustrates the five food groups using a familiar meal time visual: the dinner plate. The framework for MyPlate is the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

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Nutrition Hub

SNAP currently provides food assistance to more than 45.8 million Americans. With the concurrent health challenges of food insecurity and obesity in America, improving nutrition in SNAP is critical. But healthy eating is essential for everyone, so the website provides links to comprehensive, trustworthy resources for us all.

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Reports & Publications

Here you will find a collection of reports and publications on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program as helpful resources to inform the discussion on how to improve nutrition for SNAP beneficiaries.

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For SNAP Users

Trying to eat healthy on a budget can be difficult. We've put together these useful resources and tips to make eating nutritious foods with your SNAP benefits easier for you.

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