As we become a more nutrition-minded society, the issue of nutrition and hunger has hit center stage.
On 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:
- Dr. Marlene Schwartz, Deputy Director of the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at Yale University, who is also a member of the Board of Directors of Connecticut Food Bank.
- Ellen Vollinger, Legal Director of the Food Research and Action Center, one of Connecticut Food Bank’s national partners in the fight to alleviate hunger.
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