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U.S. Nutrition Assistance, 2018 — Modifying SNAP to Promote Population Health

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  • Sara N. Bleich, Ph.D.,
  • Eric B. Rimm, Sc.D.,
  • and Kelly D. Brownell, Ph.D.

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program helps 45 million low-income Americans pay for food each month. Expanding the program’s health emphasis would allow it to better address diet-related diseases and reduce government spending on health care.

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Author Affiliations

From the Department of Health Policy and Management (S.N.B.) and the Departments of Epidemiology and Nutrition (E.B.R.), Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston; and the Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University, Durham, NC (K.D.B.).

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