Ag Committee weighs whether SNAP should pay for sugary drinks  By Elizabeth Crawford, 20-Feb-2017  Prohibiting the purchase of sugar-sweetened beverages and other “unhealthy” foods and beverages with SNAP benefits, also known as food stamps, likely would not discourage their consumption, but would be costly and difficult for retailers to implement, industry stakeholders argued on Capitol Hill last week…

Ag Committee weighs whether SNAP should pay for sugary drinks By Elizabeth Crawford, 20-Feb-2017 Prohibiting the purchase of sugar-sweetened beverages and other “unhealthy” foods and beverages with SNAP benefits, also known as food stamps, likely would not discourage their consumption, but would be costly and difficult for retailers to implement, industry stakeholders argued on Capitol Hill last week…

These wooden tokens are handed out to shoppers who use SNAP benefits to purchase fresh produce at the Crossroads Farmers Market near Takoma Park, Md. Customers receive tokens worth twice the amount of money withdrawn from their SNAP benefits card — in other words, they get "double bucks."

These wooden tokens are handed out to shoppers who use SNAP benefits to purchase fresh produce at the Crossroads Farmers Market near Takoma Park, Md. Customers receive tokens worth twice the amount of money withdrawn from their SNAP benefits card — in other words, they get "double bucks."

I love the possibilities for co-operative learning that this water fort offers - using language to help problem solving and critical thinking.

I love the possibilities for co-operative learning that this water fort offers - using language to help problem solving and critical thinking.

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Freezer meals can be a substantial benefit for your family while on food assistance, offering quality homemade meals at a lower cost than perhaps expected.

Freezer meals can be a substantial benefit for your family while on food assistance, offering quality homemade meals at a lower cost than perhaps expected.

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Per Capita Caps or Block Grants Would Lead to Large and Growing Cuts in State Medicaid Programs | Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Per Capita Caps or Block Grants Would Lead to Large and Growing Cuts in State Medicaid Programs | Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Online Services for Key Low-Income Benefit Programs - scroll down to find your state’s respective links — Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Online Services for Key Low-Income Benefit Programs - scroll down to find your state’s respective links — Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

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Uncle Sam Will Finally Let Your SNAP Benefits Go Toward a CSA Share

Uncle Sam Will Finally Let Your SNAP Benefits Go Toward a CSA Share

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