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Altarum Institute, Grantmakers In Health, and American Society for Nutrition are cosponsoring a roundtable discussion on encouraging healthy food choices. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), once known as the Food Stamp Program, is at the very heart of the nation’s nutrition safety net, serving, in 2013, more than one in seven Americans who are struggling to put food on the table.

5/14/2013
When: 5/14/2013
Where: 1777 F Street, NW
Washington, 20006

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 Altarum Institute Health Policy Forum Roundtable


 " Encouraging Healthy Food Choices in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) - Examining Financial and Other Incentives to Change Purchasing Patterns"



Altarum Institute, Grantmakers In Health, and American Society for Nutrition are cosponsoring a roundtable discussion on encouraging healthy food choices. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), once known as the Food Stamp Program, is at the very heart of the nation’s nutrition safety net, serving, in 2013, more than one in seven Americans who are struggling to put food on the table.

This Altarum Institute Policy Roundtable will examine innovative approaches, including financial incentives, to encourage healthy food choices by SNAP program participants. We will also examine the added economic benefit that can occur when more SNAP dollars are spent on local food and circulate in the local economy. Speakers from Altarum’s Center for Food Assistance and Nutrition, the Fair Food Network, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service, and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation will discuss what is being tested, and what is known to be working, in this critical effort to improve health status through healthier food purchases supported by SNAP.

Speakers:


Senator Debbie Stabenow (invited)
Linda Jo Doctor, W. K. Kellogg Foundation
Oran Hesterman, Fair Food Network
Audrey Rowe, Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Loren Bell, Altarum Institute, panel moderator

Respondent:

Faith Mitchell, Grantmakers In Health, moderator

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What

Encouraging Healthy Food Choices in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) - Examining Financial and Other Incentives to Change Purchasing Patterns

When:             

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.      
(light breakfast at 8:30 a.m.; roundtable discussion begins promptly at 9:00 a.m.)     
Webcast: from 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. ET

Where:          

1777 F Street, NW, Washington, D.C., 20006 

For additional information, please contact Marijka Lischak at maria.lischak@altarum.org or 703-575-1200. 

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