By any measure, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, — perhaps still better known as “Food Stamps” — has been one of the great success stories of U.S. domestic policy. Almost 40 million low-income or no-income Americans receive SNAP benefits, not only staving off hunger for those in need, but returning $1.78 back to the economy for every dollar spent. Over its history, the SNAP program has won bipartisan support in Congress. Now, however, the Trump Administration’s US Department of Agriculture wants to strictly curtail eligibility for SNAP, seeking chnages that would drop over 3 million from the SNAP rolls. Two University of Michigan School of Public Health professors recently teamed up to publish a critique of the proposed Food Stamp cuts. Cindy Leung, Professor of Nutritional Sciences and Julia Wolfson, Professor of Health Management and Policy joined Monday Buzz host Brian Standing on August 12, 2019.
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