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SNAP/Food Stamps vs. Nutrition

As we become a more nutrition-minded society, the issue of nutrition and hunger has hit center stage.

Radio Microphone GraphicOn Tuesday, Oct. 12, “On Point with Tom Ashbrook,” a national broadcast on NPR, took on the issue of hunger, food stamps, sodas and fat.

The show, titled “Food Stamps & Nutrition Controversy,” focused on what our New York City neighbors are trying to do in their community: asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture to bar its recipients of food stamps (now called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP) from using their federal benefits to buy soda and other sugary drinks.

The show featured the following guests:

If you missed the show, listen here and tell us what you think of the issue.

Posted by Gladys Alcedo, Communications Coordinator of Connecticut Food Bank

This article was posted in Media, Nutrition, SNAP/Food Stamps.

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