Wednesday, October 14, 2015
GOV’T FOOD PROGRAMS COULD DO MORE TO DETER OBESITY
SNAP and WIC have greatly improved low-income families’ access to food, but they could do more to promote healthier nutritional choices and combat obesity and their beneficiaries. SNAP recipients need more education and incentives when it comes to making healthy food choices and more information about nutritional content and lower prices for healthier foods like fruits and vegetables, which could be done through technology and social media. Innovations in EBT technology could be harnessed to help participants make healthier choices and track their food purchases. Another approach might be to distribute SNAP benefits several times a month rather than just once.
Source: Huffington Post, 10/8/15, SNAP & Obesity