The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved $16.8 million in grants to 32 organizations to encourage participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to purchase more fruits and vegetables.
“These grants help provide low-income families with the resources they need to consume more nutritious food,” said Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue in a statement. He noted that last year, SNAP, formerly known as the Food Stamp Program, “helped put healthy food on the tables of at least 44 million Americans, including 19 million children.”
Lyon J. USDA to Incentivize Purchase of Fresh Produce. JAMA. 2017;318(12):1098. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.14097
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