Meeting

Meeting 2/Workshop: Examination of the Adequacy of Food Resources and SNAP Allotments


When: March 28, 2012 - March 29, 2012 (8:00 AM Eastern)
Where: House of Sweden • 2900 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007

Topic Food and Nutrition
Activity: Committee on the Examination of the Adequacy of Food Resources and SNAP Allotments
Boards: Food and Nutrition Board, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

The Committee on Examination of the Adequacy of Food Resources and SNAP Allotments held its 2nd Committee Meeting on March 28-29, 2012, which included a public open workshop on March 28, 2012. The workshop examined issues and questions concerned with defining the adequacy of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. Workshop presentations included discussions on:

  1. defining nutritional adequacy and alleviation of hunger through assessment of dietary intake, food security, and SNAP participation;
  2. how consumer needs and purchase behavior influence food choices among low-income households;
  3. current and proposed changes in methods used to calculate SNAP benefits;
  4. the impact of factors competing for low-income consumers’ food dollars; and 
  5. challenges faced by consumers and program administrators to increasing access to healthy food with SNAP benefits.

The workshop was held at the House of Sweden located at 2900 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20007.  In addition, interested persons gave 5-minute verbal comments to the Committee. 

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