What Are the Benefits of the SNAP Program?

Last week, we joined MomsRising for their regular #FoodFri Twitter chat. The topic for this chat: the benefits of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, better known as SNAP, for American families. We joined as co-hosts with our friends at Food Resource Action Center (FRAC), and the Center on Budget Policy and Priorities.

Below are NCLR highlights from the chat. Join MomsRising for their #FoodFri chat every Friday at 1 pm ET.

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#FoodFri Twitter Chat Highlights

On Friday, April 1, NCLR joined Mom’s Rising and Voices for Healthy Kids for a Twitter chat on the importance of providing healthy food for our children, as well as instilling healthy habits early in life. Nearly 1 million Twitter users were reached and over 400 took part in this vital discussion on the future of our children and community.

Check out the highlights below!

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Join Our Chat On Latinos and Nutrition This Friday!


NCLR is teaming up with our friends at Voices for Healthy Kids and the bloggers at MomsRising for a moderated Twitter chat on how nutrition can help Latino families live healthier lives. We’ll be part of MomsRising’s weekly #FoodFri chat.

During this discussion, we’ll talk about the importance of having all children enter kindergarten at a healthy weight, and the policy and program opportunities available to help achieve this goal. Too many Latino children enter kindergarten at an unhealthy weight, which can affect a child’s ability to learn and can lead to health problems later in life. This chat also presents an opportunity to look at this problem holistically, discussing the barriers Latino children currently face in achieving a healthy weight, and the role that public policy and programs at all levels can have in addressing this critical issue.

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