Posted on 05/11/2012 at 08:56:42 AM by Suzanne PriceBy John Courtney, PhD, ASN Executive Officer
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With the rapidly changing economic trends within the United States, participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) has ballooned recently. As of April 2, 2012, the total number of individuals participating in SNAP in the United States was 46,449,850. SNAP is the U.S. Department of Agriculture's largest food and nutrition assistance program and the cornerstone of the nation's programs for reducing food insecurity and hunger. Benefits are granted based on household income, assets, and other basic expenses. Read the full posting.