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Mary Kennelly

Mary Kennelly

MPH Candidate

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Reconsidering Retail Store Eligibility in SNAP: The Food and Nutrition Service is All Ears

RS1852_cornerstoreA few relatively simple changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) could profoundly improve the availability of nutritious food in communities across the country.

Food comes from stores. Stores are the backbone of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Previously known as the food stamp program, SNAP helped 44.7 million people buy food in 2011. It does this through a network of more than 246,000 retailers that redeemed $74 billion in SNAP benefits in FY2012. Participating stores Read More >