The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the largest nutrition assistance program administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), serving more than 46 million low-income Americans per year, at a cost of more than $75 billion. The USDA asked the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and the National Research Council (NRC) to consider whether it was feasible to objectively define the adequacy of SNAP allotments that meet the program goals of increased food security and access to a healthy diet; and, if so, to outline the data and analyses needed to support an evidence-based assessment of SNAP adequacy. On behalf of the Committee on Examination of the Adequacy of Food Resources and SNAP Allotments you are invited to attend a teleconference briefing of the report Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Examining the Evidence to Define Benefit Adequacy. The briefing will take place from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm Eastern Standard Time on Thursday, January 17, 2013. Links to the full report and other dissemination materials will be available on the IOM homepage (www.iom.edu/).
Date: January 17, 2013
Time: 11 a.m. ET