Food System & Nutrition Policy
SNAP & Health
Providing Support, Promoting Health: Maximixing SNAP dollars for good nutrition
Oregon Public Health Institute in collaboration with the Oregon Hunger Task Force received a one-year capacity-building grant in January 2009, from the Kaiser Permanente Community Fund at the Northwest Health Foundation. The project goal was to examine nutrition and health within the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly the Food Stamp Program. With this funding OPHI convened a series of roundtables with stakeholders from the food security, public health, and nutrition advocacy communities as well as from State food and nutrition assistance programs to share expertise and information, form new relationships, and contribute to ongoing conversations about how best to promote health and good nutrition for low-income Oregonians.
The SNAP and Health Roundtable project culminated in six broad recommendations as part of a final report.
For more information about the SNAP and Health Roundtable project please view the one-page project description.
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