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New SNAP to Health Website Makes Finding Information about Federal Food Assistance Programs, Nutrition, and Obesity Prevention Easier and Faster
Date:12/20/2016

While this holiday season is a time of celebration and family feasts, it is also a time to remember that 1 in 7 Americans lacks access to affordable, nutritious food, and 71 percent of adults and 33 percent of children are overweight or obese. These public health problems are particularly pronounced among low-income Americans. The Health Policy Program at New America today announces the re-launch of snaptohealth.org, a virtual town hall that provides information on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), a vital federal food assistance program that serves 46 million Americans, many of whom are struggling with obesity as well as food insecurity. The website now also includes resources on the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) that serves 8 million participants.

Snaptohealth.org is a one-stop-shop for a wealth of resources and interactive tools on SNAP and WIC including the latest nutrition news, informative blog posts, meal recipes, discussion forums, policy reports, and links to thousands of nutrition resources. The new website is mobile and tablet compatible to help better reach low-income populations who overwhelmingly access the internet via mobile devices.

Susan Blumenthal, MD, Project Director and Senior Fellow in Health Policy at New America who served as U.S. Assistant Surgeon General, said, “In the twenty-first century, cutting-edge information technology solutions to help address America’s public health problems are within our reach. This site will help to identify and disseminate evidence-based strategies to promote healthy nutrition and foster discussion, collaboration and innovation among those working to improve health, reduce food insecurity, and prevent obesity in the United States.”

Snaptohealth.org is an important source of information for SNAP and WIC stakeholders and beneficiaries, facilitates discussion for the continued improvement of the programs, and provides recommendations for policymakers, businesses, and public health professionals to improve nutrition and reduce obesity among SNAP and WIC recipients.

This holiday season, remember to think of those who are in need. Visit the SNAP to Health website at http://www.snaptohealth.org to learn how you can contribute to preventing hunger in your community and in our country. View the program’s brochure for more information and distribute it to friends and organizations. For inquiries, please contact the SNAP to Health team at health(at)newamerica(dot)org.

The website is supported by a grant from the Aetna Foundation.

About New America: New America is dedicated to the renewal of American politics, prosperity, and purpose in the Digital Age. Our hallmarks are big ideas, impartial analysis, pragmatic policy solutions, technological innovation, next generation politics, and creative engagement with broad audiences.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/12/prweb13936545.htm.


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