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Healthy Food Choices in SNAP: Financial and Other Incentives to Change Purchasing Patterns

May 14, 2013

**The recorded archive of the event, as well as presentation slides, are now available.**

 

Grantmakers In Health and Altarum Institute are cosponsoring a roundtable discussion on encouraging healthy food choices. It will focus on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly the Food Stamp Program, which is at the heart of the nation's nutrition safety net, serving more than one in seven Americans in 2013.

The roundtable will examine innovative approaches, including financial incentives, to encourage healthy food choices by SNAP participants. We will also examine the added economic benefit that can occur when more SNAP dollars are spent on local food and circulate in the local economy. Speakers from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Altarum's Center for Food Assistance and Nutrition, the Fair Food Network, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service will discuss what is being tested and what is working in this critical effort to improve health status through healthier food purchases supported by SNAP.

To register, please click here. The roundtable take place from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

For more information, please visit www.altarum.org/FoodRoundtable or contact Marijka Lischak (maria.lischak@altarum.org or 703.575.1200). 

 

 

 

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