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Protect SNAP Funding

Protect SNAP Funding

Did your kids eat three good meals today? If so, consider them lucky. Hunger is an epidemic in this country, and as many as 1 in 5 kids don’t get enough to eat. Kids and families who suffer from hunger do have an important safety net: SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), the federally funded food program formerly […]

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Snacks are a SNAP

Try to imagine having as little as $16 per month, or roughly $4 per week to feed your child. That’s an estimate of what you would get per child if you needed to supplement your income through the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP (formerly known as the food stamp program). Are we talking about just a small […]

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Where obesity meets hunger

Admit it: Every now and then you see a chubby kid drinking a soda and you think, “Why do his parents feed him so much?” The answer may be more complex (and depressing) than you think. It’s true that this country has an obesity problem. But while in some cases the cause of obesity can […]

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