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, and WIC (Women, Infants,
and Children).

Happening Now:

  • Food Stamps at Farmer’s Markets

    Did you know that there are more than 3,200 farmers’ markets and stands accepting EBT around the country?
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  • We want to hear your ideas!

    Visit our discussion forums and blog to post your ideas about improving nutrition in the Food Stamp Program.  
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  • See the Capitol Hill Briefings

    View videos from the July 18th, 2012 Capitol Hill Briefings, including statements from Project Director Susan J. Blumenthal, members of congress, and public health experts
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  • 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.
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  • Read the Snap to Health Policy Report

    Download a PDF version of the full report discussed at our July 18th, 2012 Capitol Hill briefing. Additional information can be found under the Policy Recommendations tab. 
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Why Should I Care?

As the largest federal nutrition assistance program, SNAP impacts the health of 47 million Americans. 44% 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 1 in 7 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.
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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. Join our newsletter to receive information about our website updates, blog posts, news articles, and resources. Your voices will be included in our policy recommendations for strengthening nutrition in future re-authorizations of the Farm Bill.
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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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Nutrition Hub

SNAP currently provides food assistance to 47 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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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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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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